Monthly Archives: November 2013

Building Basic Human Capital in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by 2030: A Huge but Feasible Funding Challenge

By Birger Fredriksen, Consultant, formerly World Bank. To build the basic human capital covered by the six EFA goals is an indispensable development stage that no country can leapfrog: It must be done. To reach these goals (though some may … Continue reading

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In Indonesia, Tackling Education Inequality Through Better Governance

By Samer Al-Samarrai, World Bank. Since the UN’s High Level Panel announced its vision for the post-2015 development agenda in May, much debate has centred on the absence of a goal for inequality among the panel’s list of 15 proposed … Continue reading

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The South African Education and Training System and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

By Peliwe Lolwana, University of Witwatersrand. South Africa has never actually engaged seriously with MDG 2 on education and the post-2015 agenda can never drive the developmental agenda of the country. The post-2015 agenda has finally descended into South Africa. … Continue reading

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Learning Assessment: Not a Threat, but a Necessity. How to Take the Best from the Data and Give Priority to the Learning Process

By Jacques Malpel, Conference of Education Ministers of Francophone Countries (CONFEMEN). The international education community is putting a strong emphasis on service delivery. In the education field, service delivery (although of course necessary) is not sufficient, and evidence shows that … Continue reading

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Who are the Competitors in the Global Measurement Sweepstakes?

By Alexandra Draxler, former UNESCO education specialist. The report of the UN High level Panel, A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development, explains that a “data revolution” is essential to improve the quality of statistics … Continue reading

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The Post-2015 Data Revolution for Education and Development: One Measurement to Rule Them All?

By Stéphanie Langstaff, NORRAG. Though different in scope, both the “new data revolution” proposed by the UNSG’s Post-2015 High-Level Panel of eminent persons, and universal learning indicators recommended by the Learning Metrics Task Force, advocate the improvement of data and … Continue reading

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The Global Education Conference– South Korea, May 2015: Debates About Education Beyond 2015 and the EFA Goals

By Kenneth King, NORRAG and University of Edinburgh. There is much excitement in South Korea about its offer of a Global Conference on Education in May 2015. This is seen to be in the tradition of the iconic Jomtien conferences … Continue reading

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