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Turning Global Disability Summit promises into reality

This Opinion Piece was written by Professor Nidhi Singal and Anderson Gitonga and also published on the Impact Initiative website on 23 July 2019. A year ago, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), together with the International Disability Alliance and the Government of Kenya, hosted the first ever Global Disability Summit in London. Big […]

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Nepal women's literacy

#ALL4SocialChange PhD webinar series – a growing platform

This blog was written by Hélène Binesse and Christopher Millora, PhD candidates at the University of East Anglia (UEA). Here, they reflect on the journey of the #ALL4SocialChange initiative, which began as an informal conversation during a study break in our PhD room at UEA. In December 2018, we launched the #ALL4SocialChange webinar series, a […]

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What’s New in the Private Education Pandora’s Box? A look at developments in the Global South

This blog was written by Prachi Srivastava, Associate Professor, University of Western Ontario, and was originally published on the From Poverty to Power (FP2P) website on 23 April 2019. The Economist’s new special report ‘Private education’ (print edition, 13 April 2019) is causing a stir. We’ve been here before. Nearly four years ago, The Economist […]

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Happy Children in Sierra Leone
Credit: GPE/Stephan Bachenheimer

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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