Tag Archives: Human Development

How Shanghai Does It

By Xiaoyan Liang, World Bank. The World Bank’s recent publication “How Shanghai Does It: Insights and Lessons from the Highest-Ranking Education System in the World” has created much media buzz. The book launch was also accompanied with a three-day Global … Continue reading

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LEARNING AND NOT LEARNING: That Was the Year That Was – 2013

By Kenneth King, NORRAG and University of Edinburgh. The NORRAG Blog has appeared 115 times since June 2012, and this is the 76th and last blog of 2013. There is little doubt that LEARNING has been one of the biggest … Continue reading

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Building Basic Human Capital in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by 2030: A Huge but Feasible Funding Challenge

By Birger Fredriksen, Consultant, formerly World Bank. To build the basic human capital covered by the six EFA goals is an indispensable development stage that no country can leapfrog: It must be done. To reach these goals (though some may … Continue reading

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Funding Global Public Goods in the Education Sector: A Growing Challenge

By Raymond Wanner and Birger Fredriksen, Members of IIEP’s Governing Board. The importance of the issues dealt with by this year’s United Nations General Assembly should serve as a reminder of the growing importance of global institutions in an increasingly … Continue reading

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Business, As Usual, Distorts Education (Part II)

By Steven Klees, University of Maryland.   In Part I, I argued that neoliberalism’s narrow focus on business and the market system has distorted education through:  blaming education for not meeting the needs of business; marketing entrepreneurship instead of creating … Continue reading

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Business, As Usual, Distorts Education (Part I)

By Steven Klees, University of Maryland.   Capitalism became a global force centuries ago.  But for most of its history, there was a struggle through which the inequalities and excesses that came along with it were tempered, at least partially, … Continue reading

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The Post-2015 Debates and the Challenges for the International Education and Development Research Community

By Simon McGrath, University of Nottingham. As the end date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches so the focus on goals, visions and policies for development after 2015 becomes ever heightened. However, there has been relatively little engagement by … Continue reading

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