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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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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 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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The Roles and Responsibilities of Non-State Actors: The Case of Education and Training

By Ezgi Yildiz, Graduate Institute, Geneva, and NORRAG Intern.  As the separation between ‘public’ and ‘private’ is increasingly getting blurred, the state-centric international system has been grappling with accommodating the rise of private authority in all aspects of international politics … Continue reading

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The Post-2015 EFA Agenda: UNESCO and the New Global Education Network

By Maren Elfert, University of British Columbia. The run-up to the next round of Education for All (EFA) and development goals lends itself to a reflection about the political-economic underpinnings of the discussion about the future of EFA. The report … Continue reading

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