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Will emergency funding help close the attainment gap?

This blog was written by John Deans, Director of Oriel Square Ltd. This was originally published on the Oriel Square website on 26 June 2020. Following the Department for Education’s ‘catch up’ funding announcements, John considers how these months might widen the attainment gap; and asks whether emergency funding for schools addresses the problem. Everyone […]

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Responding to Covid-19 in Kenya: Interview with Lucy Maina and Ngángá Kibandi

With the ‘COVID-19 Interviews’, NISSEM has embarked on a series of interviews with actors from government and civil society, in order to understand better the practicalities and implications of national responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The focus is on countries in the global south. A full transcript of this interview can be found here. NISSEM […]

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Reflections on Coronavirus: Ten propositions for educational planning and development

This blog was written by Keith Lewin, Emeritus Professor of International Development and Education at the University of Sussex, and Chair of the UKFIET Trustees. It outlines ideas which are developed more fully in the latest edition of Prospects: ‘Contingent reflections on coronavirus and priorities for educational planning and development’, published 26 June 2020. The […]

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COVID-19 is poised to exacerbate the learning crisis, evidence from long-term school closures in Pakistan

This blog was written by Marla Spivack, Research Manager of RISE and a Research Fellow on the Building State Capability program at the Center for International Development at Harvard University. It was published on the RISE website on 10 June 2020. The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and of the policies adopted to mitigate its […]

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