Monthly Archives: July 2015

Do Teacher Incentives Improve Learning Outcomes?

By Silvia Montoya, UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) and Jordan Naidoo, UNESCO Over the past decade, many countries have increased their spending on education as a share of gross domestic product. Between 1999 and 2012, public expenditure on education grew … Continue reading

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Measurement Fetishism

By Steven Klees, University of Maryland. At my first university job, in the early 1970s, a professor whose expertise was statistics and research methods said, “If you can’t measure it, it doesn’t exist.”  I thought, then and now, that that … Continue reading

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What Happened to Education in the Financing for Development Conference, 13-16 July 2015, Addis Ababa?

By Kenneth King, Editor NORRAG News. What was the Education angle in the Financing for Development (FFD) Conference? Did the FFD Conference confirm the Education Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) and Targets? How did the approach of the Outcome document of … Continue reading

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The Politics of Indicator Development in the Education 2030 Framework for Action

By Tore Bernt Sørensen, University of Bristol. As the process of defining the Education 2030 Framework for Action becomes nearer to completion, this post takes a critical look at one prominent submission to the post-2015 education debate: the OECD Universal … Continue reading

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