A critical reflection on education as a path to prosperity in the Pacific
Education is routinely seen as fundamental to development, and a reliable path to prosperity. Since it has the potential to shape individuals’ and future leaders’ values, skills and networks, education is also often viewed as vital to developmental leadership.
Working politically to influence education reform in the Democratic Republic of Congo
In a fragile state like the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), information is power. Without access to information, most people cannot become actors of change, so it is vital to ensure all different stakeholders are kept informed about reform.
Accelerating Change for Children’s and Youth’s Education Through Systems Strengthening (ACCESS): Transition to Phase 2
From March 2022 onward, the ACCESS research team has been rapidly transitioning from the Phase 1 political economy analysis of education systems in Colombia, Jordan, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Uganda to Phase 2 action research in three countries.
To Transform Education, We Will Need to Do a Lot of Unlearning
The Transforming Education Summit will be the first time there has been such a high-level meeting to mobilize political ambition, action, and commitment for achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4: ensuring quality education for all. We cannot afford to miss this opportunity.
Lessons learned from a North-South research partnership in Rwanda
The last two decades have seen an increase in Global South and Global North research partnerships. This has been motivated in part by the Sustainable Development Goals, which identify “Partnerships for the goals” as one of the most effective means through which to achieve their aims. Within the context of…
Slipping through the education net: let’s build on global commitments at a critical time to support vulnerable girls and young women to stay in school
At last week’s Transforming Education Summit in New York, more than 130 countries committed to rebooting their education systems and accelerating action to end the global learning crisis and get back on track Sustainable Development Goal 4, to achieve 12 years of quality education for all children.
Crossing the threshold – Reflections on girls’ education ten years into International Day of the Girl Child
In 2022, we mark 10 years since International Day of the Girl Child was incepted. Whilst some improvements in access to education for girls were made over this period, significant barriers persist in quality of education, retention and completion.
Building momentum on girls’ education
As we reach International Day of the Girl once again, we have a chance to reflect on the progress made on girls’ education and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Last month was significant in this regard – and has prompted the Girls’ Education Challenge team and our partners…
World Mental Health Day 2022
World Mental Health Day is celebrated on 10 October every year as an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. The theme for 2022 is 'Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority'.