Monthly Archives: April 2013

If Data is Not Wisdom, then Non-Data Certainly is Not

Karina Veal, Asian Development Bank. Where hide the wise answers to questions vexing TVET policy makers and practitioners in developing countries today? They ask, for example: will benefits outweigh costs of building a National Qualifications Framework. What works best to … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Lost – Focus on Quality

Eric A. Hanushek, Stanford University. UNESCO has done both a service and a disservice to those concerned about global development.  GMR 2012, Youth and Skills: Putting Education to Work, brings its analytical attention to bear on the relationship between skills … Continue reading

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Transforming Education into Better Jobs and Better Lives

Andreas Schleicher, OECD. Everywhere skills transform lives and drive economies; and without the right skills, people are kept on the margins of society, technological progress does not translate into economic growth, and countries can’t compete in today’s economies. But the … Continue reading

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Post-2015 Agendas: NORRAG Paper on the Case of Education and Skills

By Kenneth King and Robert Palmer, NORRAG. 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 the last seven months, there … Continue reading

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Is a Skills Goal Feasible for Post-2015?

By Simon McGrath, University of Nottingham.   It sometimes feels like all of us interested in development are getting sucked into the business of debating and even lobbying for development goals for the post-2015 period.  Whilst I remain deeply sceptical … Continue reading

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The Future of Education Financing – Mobilizing Domestic Savings?

By Dan Bond, international economist and development finance consultant. The recent OECD announcement that official aid from rich to poor countries declined four percent last year after having fallen three percent in 2011 gives additional impetus to efforts to find … Continue reading

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