Monthly Archives: September 2016

Why Skills Development? In Asia, a Basic Education is Not Enough Anymore

By Sungsup Ra, Asian Development Bank. In the past three decades, economic growth in Asia has been the envy of the world. This was driven in part by millions of workers who had completed their basic education and who were … Continue reading

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Calling All Partners: How to Diagnose and Treat Data Gaps that Threaten the Achievement of the Global Education Goals

By Luis Crouch, RTI, and Silvia Montoya, UNESCO Institute for Statistics. The gaps in education data have become a recurring theme in this blog. Indeed, most observers would agree that if data on education were a human body, it would … Continue reading

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Making the “Learning Generation” a Reality: Let’s Act on the Education Commission Report

By Baela Raza Jamil, Commissioner for the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity (The Education Commission) Gulalai Ahmadzai, just short of her 10th birthday and travelling a long distance in a convoy from South Waziristan near the Afghan border … Continue reading

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Digitisation and the School

By Mike Douse, Freelance International Educational Consultant. Over four decades ago, as Foundation Director of Australia’s Disadvantaged Schools Program, along with my colleagues I pondered on how the leading (‘Great Public’ i.e. private) schools could assist those serving the nation’s … Continue reading

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The Privatisation of Education: a Global Phenomenon with Multiple Faces

By Antoni Verger, Clara Fontdevila and Adrián Zancajo, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Education privatisation has become an important topic in the global education agenda, particularly in the context of Southern countries, where this phenomenon is increasing rapidly. Among the most … Continue reading

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