Children looking at a globe of the world in a classroom at school. Education in Guinea is free and designed to be compulsory for children aged between seven and 13. Credit: Giacomo Pirozzi/Panos.

Statement for Action for Global Disability Summit: transforming education for children and youth with disabilities

This blog was co-authored by Elizabeth Tofaris, REAL Centre, University of Cambridge, and Sandra Baxter, Institute of Development Studies, both for the Impact Initiative. In the lead up to the Global Disability Summit in London on 24 July 2018, a group of 31 donor agencies, international NGOs, research organisations and global education networks have produced […]

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During a physical exercise session, Ms. Moonlight Olives (46), walks with children outside the Kisojo ECD Center in Kyenjojo district in western Uganda. After receiving UNICEF supported training on ECD (Early Childhood Development) (ECD) Caregivers, Ms. Olive helped establish an ECD Centre with help from her community.

Getting every child ready to learn

By Dr Elizabeth Spier (American Institutes for Research), Hirokazu Yoshikawa (New York University) and Paul Oburu (New York University and Maseno University, Kenya). This blog was originally posted on the UNICEF website on 29 May 2018. Quality pre-primary education is critical to a child’s cognitive, social and emotional development, growth, school readiness and future economic […]

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Classroom in Old Havana - photo credit UN Photo/Mark Garten

Recommendations for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office to help maintain momentum for girls’ education

This blog was written by Gemma Wilson-Clark, Team Leader and Senior Education Advisor at UNICEF All opinions expressed in this blog are her own and are not attributable to or endorsed by UNICEF. Last week, from 4 to 6 July 2018, I attended a roundtable at Wilton Park hosted by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth […]

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Children in Laos  Photo credit: Telethon Kids Institute

The Early Human Capability Index: facilitating national monitoring of early childhood development in low- and middle-income countries

This blog was written by Dr Sally Brinkman, Head of Child Health Development and Education at Telethon Kids and a Senior Research Fellow at The University of Western Australia, and Alanna Sincovich, Research Assistant at Telethon Kids. The drive to monitor children’s development has, in recent years, been enhanced by the world’s endorsement of the […]

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