Category Archives: Uncategorized

Everything is in Place to Track Global Progress on Education: Except the Data

By Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and Dankert Vedeler, Co-Chair of the SDG Education 2030 Steering Committee The global goal for progress on education (SDG 4) has been set: an inclusive and equitable education for every … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Pressure is On! Powering Ahead with the Technical Cooperation Group for SDG 4 – Education 2030 Indicators

By Silvia Montoya and Jordan Naidoo, Co-Chairs of the Technical Cooperation Group for SDG 4. The pressure is on! This is the conclusion of the recent meeting of the Technical Cooperation Group (TCG) on SDG 4 – Education 2030 Indicators. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Creating Productive Jobs for Africa’s Youth: A Huge Challenge with Global Implications

By Birger Fredriksen, Results for Development. In an article in the Financial Times (“Africa’s youth, frustrated and jobless, demand attention”, April 13), Mo Ibrahim – chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation focusing on leadership and governance in Africa – rightly … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Skin in the Game: Employer’s Ownership in Skills Training for an Emerging Workforce

By Santosh Mehrotra, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. The mismatch between the demand and supply of technical and vocational skills is a global concern. The private sector, being the principal user, has a critical role in skills training. However, in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

We Need a Wide Range of Providers to Quickly Overcome the Huge Shortage of Schools Across Africa

By Marcus WLEH, Head of Liberia, Bridge International Academies. Most Sub-Saharan African countries are struggling to improve their education systems. The UN says that across Sub-Sahara Africa there are about 55 million children not in school. Legacies of war, famine, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Russia and Education Assistance: Searching for its Role as a Returning Donor

By Tuomas Takala and Nelli Piattoeva, University of Tampere, Finland. The topic of Russia’s development assistance in general, and specifically in the education sector, has seldom been of interest among researchers – even in analyses of “emerging” donors (e.g. Mawdsley … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

As Liberia Privatizes its Schools, An Unforeseen Result: Hungry Students

By Ashoka Mukpo, Freelance Journalist (*)  In a longer school day, students complain of hunger and drop out “As you can see, the green plum, everything is finished,” says Sinneh Binda, pointing to a tall mango tree. Towering over the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 1 Comment