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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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Weak Institutional Capacity: A Growing Barrier to Reaching the Education Sustainable Development Goal in sub-Saharan Africa

By Birger Fredriksen, Results for Development Institute. A blog I posted on April 27th on NORRAG NEWSbite  reflected on the massively increased funding that sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) will need, compared to other regions, to reach the 2030 education Sustainable Development … Continue reading

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International Organizations and the Setting of Educational Agendas: The Case of the Arab Regional Agenda for Improving Educational Quality

By Clara Morgan, UAE University There is growing interest among scholars in understanding the internationalization of domestic policy and the important role international organizations (IOs) play in setting educational agendas.[1] With IOs such as the World Bank, UNESCO and the … Continue reading

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Rethinking Education: Towards a Global Common Good? UNESCO’s New Humanistic Manifesto?

By Maren Elfert, University of British Columbia, Canada. UNESCO’s Education Sector launched Rethinking Education: Towards a Global Common Good? on 4th November 2015 during the 38th session of UNESCO’s General Conference. The report represents the outcome of the deliberations of … Continue reading

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The Implications of Changing Private Rates of Return to Schooling

By Harry Anthony Patrinos, World Bank. High returns signal that tertiary education is a good private investment; the public priority, however, isn’t a blanket subsidy for all, but a concerted effort to improve fair, equitable, sustainable cost-recovery at the tertiary … Continue reading

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The Global Partnership for Education and the Evolution of Engagement in Contexts of Conflict and Fragility

By Francine Menashy, University of Massachusetts Boston and Sarah Dryden-Peterson, Harvard Graduate School of Education. Official Development Assistance has historically focused on “good performers.” With evidence that aid works better in countries with stronger institutions and more effective policy regimes, … Continue reading

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Metrics on Policies and Learning Outcomes for Post-2015: Some Words of Caution

By Alexandra Draxler, Independent Consultant. The UN Post-2015 High Level Panel’s call for a “data revolution” and for a new global partnership embracing the private sector is being echoed by most of the classic development institutions. Global measurement of learning … Continue reading

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