Tag Archives: Value for Money

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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Innovative Financing: the Need for More than Finance

By Susan Durston, former UNICEF Chief of Education.   What Nick Burnett has outlined in his piece on Innovative Financing is indeed food for thought.  As someone, who, during my time in UNICEF, (I am now retired from there so … Continue reading

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More Effective Education Aid: The Challenge of Achieving More Evidence-based Aid Allocation

By Birger Fredriksen, Results for Development. From efficient to effective aid allocation The post-Dakar Education for All (EFA) decade saw much focus on enhancing aid recipient countries’ ability to develop more evidence-based education policies. Commendable progress has been made, more … Continue reading

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Acronym Stew: Why Some New Ingredients in International Development are Best Left Uncombined

By Ruth Naylor, CfBT Education Trust.   Popular ingredients and methods in international development come in and out of fashion, just as they do in gastronomy. As new ingredients and methods are developed and discovered, they can add richness, versatility, … Continue reading

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Educating the Poor: Social Entrepreneur Style

By Karina Veal, Asian Development Bank.   In common with the best international schools, Year 10 students at the school established in Burriam, Thailand by former Senator Mechai Viravaidya, spend a year away from home (in this case, to the … Continue reading

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The Future of Education Financing – Mobilizing Domestic Savings?

By Dan Bond, international economist and development finance consultant. The recent OECD announcement that official aid from rich to poor countries declined four percent last year after having fallen three percent in 2011 gives additional impetus to efforts to find … Continue reading

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What Counts?

By David Levesque, Independent Education Adviser. Accountability, value for money and results are central priorities for the current UK government. But applied to education and development what are the implications,  where does the balance lie, whose accountability matters, how it … Continue reading

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