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Disaster Philanthropy: Exploring the Power and Influence of the Private Sector and For-Profit Philanthropy in Pandemic Times

This NORRAG Debates: Philanthropy in Education is contributed by Lara Patil, Advisor at NORRAG. She argues that education practitioners and scholars must ensure that transparent, evidence-based decision-making and accountability is maintained by the private sector and for-profit philanthropy in the time of COVID-19 crisis. This will ensure that resources are used effectively and partnerships are […]

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What next for The Global Partnership For Education after a Transformative Replenishment?

By David Archer (UKFIET Board of Trustees and ActionAid). This blog was originally posted on the World Education Blog on 9 February 2018. Reposted with permission. The Global Partnership for Education replenishment event, co-hosted by President Macron and President Macky Sall on 2nd February in Senegal, was a landmark moment for education financing. Over $2 […]

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Hidassie School, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, November 2013.
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Reflections on DFID’s new Education Policy

By Don Taylor, UKFIET Executive Committee DFID has just released a new Education Policy paper, entitled Get Children Learning. It sets out DFID’s current priorities in education and its vision for change in the future. It is a hugely ambitious agenda, full of good intentions and ‘we will ….’ commitments. In seeking to tackle the […]

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Aid to Education

Making space for more and better aid to education

This blog was originally posted on the World Education Blog of the Global Education Monitoring Report on the 9 June 2017. Reposted with permission. The latest policy paper from the GEM Report provides a stark reminder that trends in aid to education mean there is still a long journey to travel to deliver access to […]

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What does the UK Aid Strategy mean for education and development?

The UK Government has released a new aid strategy. That is, a government-wide strategy for aid, not a DFID strategy. The potential advantages and disadvantages of this have been raised elsewhere, as has the stress on “the national interest” throughout the document (see www.cgdev.org/blog/uk-putting-its-own-interests-ahead-poor-its-new-aid-strategy and http://www.simonmaxwell.eu/blog/the-new-uk-aid-strategy-comments-and-questions.html). However, here the focus is on what it means […]

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