Cameron’s Golden Thread Illuminated

By now, you’ve likely heard of Cameron’s Golden Thread – the Prime Minister’s signature phrase in discussions about global development.  But do you know what it means?  Critics are claiming that Cameron himself has not been clear about its meaning and the International Development Committee (IDC) has recently called upon...

E-Discussion – Global Citizenship, Skills and Jobs

The Post 2015 Global Thematic Consultation on Education continues with a third topic, Global Citizenship, Skills and Jobs, running until 6 February, 2013.  This process opened on 10 December 2012 with an E-discussion on Equitable Access to Education and moved on to the topic of the Quality of Learning.  These two discussions are now closed, and...

Post-2015 Global Environment

At the December UKFIET-DFID Dialogue Day on Education and Development to 2015 and Beyond, I described how the global environment in which new post-2015 frameworks are being negotiated is significantly different from 2000 when commitments were made to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Education for All (EFA) Goals. The presentation...

Five Questions about Education and Development post-2015

Following on from earlier posts reflecting on the UKFIET-DfID event in December, I’d like to share five questions that I left that discussion with. What is our model of development?Angela Little has already asked what should be the supergoal for development and I want to stress this point in a slightly different way by suggesting that part of the...

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