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This blog post is a forum for a range of perspectives on issues related to global efforts to improve the quality of education. We are particularly interested in issues and experience related to improving learning outcomes and the contribution that education makes to inclusive economic growth, poverty reduction and better institutions.

It takes a whole village to educate a child

I visited Ghor province in Afghanistan in June 2015 as part of my work for STAGES project, one of the UK-funded Girls’ Education Challenge programmes. I went there to see the work being carried out by one of the partners, which …

Opening up African Data on a Three Wheeler

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Election season is fast approaching in Tanzania, but retiring President Kikwete continues to take stock of his tenure with a series of events, not least the inaugural Africa Open Data Conference that was hosted in Dar es Salaam last week.   …

The education glass is half full

Julia Gillard meets children at the GS Rwamiko School in Rwanda

2015 is a year of decision for global education — specifically, access to quality education by children in the world’s poorest and most conflict-ravaged countries.  Fifteen years ago, at the United Nations, the world came together to establish the Millennium Development …