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Why we need a Flagship Indicator for Education: all Children in School and Learning

By Bridget Crumpton, the Education Commission, and Silvia Montoya, UNESCO Institute for Statistics. For the past year, we have been pushing for more and better data to help ensure that no-one is left behind – a key objective of the … Continue reading

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Unfinished Business in Global Education

By Nicholas Burnett, senior fellow, Results for Development Global education is not in good shape. There is too much unfinished business. I draw attention to four such areas, making no attempt to be comprehensive but rather focusing on topics of … Continue reading

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Taming Educational Privatization

By Fazal Rizvi, the University of Melbourne, Australia. Over the past three decades, the idea of privatization in education has been widely embraced by countries around the world. Of course the ways in which they have translated it into policies … Continue reading

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Outsourcing Liberia’s Education System: A New level of Absurdity in Education Provisioning

By Salim Akoojee, Independent Education and Training Analyst, South Africa and Hong Kong. The recent move to outsource Liberia’s education system in what has been referred to as a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) is a tragedy that belies credulity. This was … Continue reading

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The Education Commission Report: Will We Achieve EFA and the Education SDG?

By Steven J. Klees, University of Maryland[1] The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity, aka the Education Commission, recently engaged in an extraordinary process to produce an unusual report entitled The Learning Generation: Investing in Education for a Changing … Continue reading

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Transversal Competencies and their Assessment: Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific

By Ramya Vivekanandan, UNESCO Bangkok. In today’s world, there is a growing sense that the real purpose of education is not only to produce learners who are literate and numerate.  Instead, the complex times in which we live make additional, … Continue reading

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Financing Education and All the Other SDGs: Global Taxation is Needed

By Steven J. Klees, University of Maryland. The failure to achieve Education for All and the Millennium Development Goals is liable to be repeated with the Sustainable Development Goals.  At present, we rely on the vagaries of self-interest in the … Continue reading

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