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The Art of School Inspections

This blog written by Tal Rafaeli was originally posted on the Education Development Trust website on 5 September 2018. School inspection: for too many schools in Sub-Saharan Africa inspections call to mind a burdensome box-ticking exercise. But, done well, school inspection is an art which has the potential to transform teaching and learning. The question is […]

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Happy Children in Sierra Leone
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Education Outcomes Fund (EOF) for Africa and the Middle East: Is it a Game Changer?

9 September 2018 A few months ago, a concept note appeared for an Education Outcomes Fund (EOF), produced by the Education Commission and the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG), proposing what is called ‘a game-changing initiative to drive results in education’. This Education Outcomes Fund seeks to raise US$1 billion to ‘scale up […]

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One of the largest national learning assessments in the world? India’s National Achievement Survey

This article was written by Rhiannon Moore, education researcher with the Young Lives study and PhD student at the University of Bristol, and was recently published on the  UNESCO Learning Portal  On November 13, 2017, the Indian National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) conducted the latest round of its National Achievement Survey (NAS), […]

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Schools in Kabkabiya 
11 December 2012. Kabkabiya: Students taking classes in one of the old rooms in poor conditions of the Al Salam Basic School for Girls in Kabkabiya, North Darfur. The UNAMID Rwandan Battalion 31 built 2 new classes for the center as a Quick Impact Project in 2011.

This school has over 2,000 students (mostly residents in camps for Internally Displaced Persons). Many students don't have proper conditions to take classes yet and more concrete buildings are needed. Most of the classes are currently attended by over 100 students each and there is no chairs and tables for everyone.

Photo by Albert González Farran, UNAMID.

Registration Open – Day conference on Education for Children affected by Emergencies

UKFIET day conference on Education for Children affected by Emergencies. 3rd October 2018, 9:00-17:00 Venue: Cambridge Education, Cambridge There has been an increasing awareness of the need to invest in education in emergencies, with humanitarian agencies acknowledging the need for longer-term solutions, and development actors increasing their focus on conflict-affected countries.  This one-day conference aims […]

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A spotlight on teacher performance

By John Martin, Technical Director at Cambridge Education. This blog was originally posted on the UNICEF website on 12 July 2018. Despite significant investments going into improving the performance of teachers, evidence suggests there is a crisis in both teaching and learning. Why have we (governments, development partners, stakeholders, ‘experts’) got it so wrong? And […]

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