Monthly Archives: September 2015

Time to Think Outside the Box: Buy-Downs as an Education Financing Option

By Arjun Upadhyay and Nicholas Burnett, Results for Development Institute. Late last week, world leaders met to adopt ambitious new sustainable development goals (SDGs) that will shape international development for the next 15 years. There is a great deal of … Continue reading

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The 100-year Background and History of the 33 Lines in the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) and Targets for Education

By Kenneth King, Editor NORRAG News. SDGs have reached the finishing line – or rather the starting line! It’s official! The replacement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are formally finalized today, the 25th September 2015, when the UN General … Continue reading

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Education May Not Be a Very Sustainable Development Goal

By Steven J. Klees, University of Maryland. In a world where social and economic goals set by the international community have been ubiquitous, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) stand out.  With their about-to-be-approved by the United Nations 17 goals and … Continue reading

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What will happen to the Education Christmas Tree in January 2016? Global Governance and the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal for Education

By Robert Palmer, NORRAG. The ambitious global education 2030 agenda needs to be incorporated into national education and skills plans, and supported by a global education architecture and means of implementation fit for purpose.       After 3 years of debate, … Continue reading

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International Literacy Day of Reckoning

By Silvia Montoya, UNESCO Institute for Statistics, and Andreas Schleicher, OECD. International Literacy Day is an occasion to celebrate the commitment of individuals and organizations striving to ensure that everyone has the skills needed to engage with the world. It … Continue reading

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Calling Time on the MDGs

By Maggie Black, writer and editor on international social issues. Fifteen years ago, the UN’s member states committed themselves to a dramatic reduction in global poverty by 2015, signing up to a set of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The verdict … Continue reading

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