Monthly Archives: March 2013

Post-2015 Agendas: Northern Tsunami, Southern Ripple? The Case of Education and Skills

By Robert Palmer and Kenneth King, NORRAG. The storm is upon us! We carried out an analysis of what looked like the gathering storm of proposals around education and skills in the post-2015 development agendas back in August 2012. In … Continue reading

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Education Post-2015: Re-Invigorating the Agenda, or Reshuffling the Lobbies? NORRAG Panel at CIES 2013

By Kenneth King and Alexandra Draxler. This panel at CIES was organized by NORRAG as part of its contribution to the discussion about the policy directions and financial flows that are likely to make up the post-2015 international education environment. … Continue reading

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Coming Full Circle? Reflections on the International Education Agenda for 2015 and Beyond

By Sobhi Tawil, UNESCO. This text summarizes some of the ideas presented at the annual CIES conference (10-15 March 2013) during the NORRAG panel devoted to ‘Education Post 2015: Re-invigorating the agenda, or reshuffling the lobbies?’ Parallel education agendas since … Continue reading

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The 2013 Human Development Report: education, skills and decent work matter; just don’t ask us what any of these mean!

By Simon McGrath, University of Nottingham. I always read the UNDP Human Development Reports with interest, finding that they combine grand narrative and detailed statistical tables with some innovative theoretical thinking. In the latest report, the grand narrative is one … Continue reading

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Brookings, UNESCO and the Post-2015 Metrics Steamboat

By Alexandra Draxler, former UNESCO education specialist. This blog is a reflection on some of the discussion on educational quality post-2015 that are taking place all week at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) 2013 Conference in New Orleans. … Continue reading

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Skills Development: Mantra for Many Objectives?

By Shanti Jagannathan, Asian Development Bank. This ADB-Springer book on Skills Development for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in Developing Asia-Pacific complemented the plethora of reports that were released in 2012 on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Skills and Jobs (see NORRAG … Continue reading

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What Room for Education (and Training) in the Sustainable Development Goals?

By Robert Palmer. It’s great news that the early results of MyWorld indicate that ‘a good education’ is the number one priority of the 54,000 global citizens who have responded so far. But what about their governments? And… so what/what … Continue reading

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