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Don’t forget the boys: challenging gender norms to achieve gender equality in education

This blog was written by Catherine M Jere, school of International Development, University of East Anglia, and member of the UKFIET Executive Committee Despite tremendous progress in enrolment over the last 15 years, current estimates indicate that, globally, close to 265 million children and youth are out of school. Half of these – approximately 133 […]

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Your chance to comment on the first draft of the International Panel of Social Progress (IPSP), “Rethinking Society for the 21st Century”,

The first draft of the report of the International Panel of Social Progress (IPSP), “Rethinking Society for the 21st Century“, is now out! We welcome comments on the online platform  https://comment.ipsp.org/ Please comment, circulate and advertise widely. The report is a product of a two-year international initiative. It is the first comprehensive synthesis of state-of-the-art […]

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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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Philanthropic and religious schools: what we know – and don’t know – about their impact in developing countries

Authors Joseph Wales, Dr. Monazza Aslam, Sébastien Hine, Dr. Shenila Rawal, Leni Wild, Professor Richard Batley, Dr. Laura Day Ashley, Claire Mcloughlin, Susan Nicolai and Professor Pauline Rose While much of the international debate on non-state education has focused on the expansion of low fee private schools, less policy attention has been paid to other […]

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