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Skills for Human Development

This blog was written by Simon McGrath and Lesley Joy Powell, authors of the new book, ‘Skills for Human Development: Transforming Vocational Education and Training’, published by Routledge. Simon McGrath is UNESCO Chair in International Education and Development at the University of Nottingham and Extraordinary Professor at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, […]

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Understanding the politics of the learning crisis: Lant Pritchett reflects on new book

This blog was written by Professor Lant Pritchett, Professor of the Practice of International Development at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, USA, and RISE Research Director at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. This blog was originally published on the Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre website on 7th […]

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Tracking the educational progress of children with disabilities

This blog was written by Dr Ricardo Sabates and Dr Nidhi Singal from the Faculty of Education and members of the Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre, University of Cambridge. They would like to thank the ASER Pakistan team, especially Baela Raza Jamil, Sahar Saeed and Afzan Munir. Regular monitoring of children’s school […]

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The Art of School Inspections

This blog written by Tal Rafaeli was originally posted on the Education Development Trust website on 5 September 2018. School inspection: for too many schools in Sub-Saharan Africa inspections call to mind a burdensome box-ticking exercise. But, done well, school inspection is an art which has the potential to transform teaching and learning. The question is […]

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