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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The Education SDG and Leaving No One Behind: Training Teachers Matters

By Monica Mincu, University of Turin, Italy. A key role to promoting educational quality is played by teachers and thus it is important to note how much “training teachers matters” when it comes to achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4. … Continue reading

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