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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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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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Learning matters – reactions to the World Development Report 2018

In this video, Keith Lewin, Emeritus Professor of International Development and Education at the University of Sussex, and Chair of the UKFIET Board of Trustees, shares his reactions to the World Bank’s World Development Report (WDR) 2018 ‘Learning to Realize Education’s Promise’. Keith starts by welcoming the WDR2018’s focus on education and learning. He makes […]

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Learning Matters and the World Development Report 2018

This blog was written by Keith M Lewin, Chair of the UKFIET Board of Trustees, Emeritus Professor of International Development and Education at the University of Sussex “Learning to Realize Education’s Promise” is the first time the World Bank has devoted an entire 240-page World Development Report (WDR) to education and learning. It is surprising […]

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Anatomy of an #EduCrisis: Whose responsibility?

Summary of UKFIET discussion on World Development Report and Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report This blog was written by Dr Caine Rolleston, UCL Institute of Education, who moderated the event.   On 24th January 2018, UKFIET held a public event in London on the topic of responsibility for the ‘global learning crisis’, with presenters from the […]

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