DFID and FCO merge: Response to UKFIET letter to Ministers

The Prime Minister announced on June 16th that the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office will merge into a single Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) from 1st September 2020. Since DFID was created, UKFIET has worked closely with the Department across its initiatives to promote...

Improving teaching quality in Rwanda during COVID-19: Emerging opportunities for learning and research

This blog was written by Laterite and the Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre at the University of Cambridge. Laterite and the REAL Centre are learning partners on the Mastercard Foundation’s in Teaching initiative, responsible for generating evidence of improved teaching quality and student learning on a range of...

Sightsavers programme staff: “How we’re reaching children with disabilities in lockdown”

This article was published on the Sightsavers website in July 2020. “The COVID-19 pandemic has led to closure of schools and disrupted learning in more than 190 countries. 70 per cent of the world’s student population are currently out of school,” explains Guy Le Fanu, Sightsavers’ senior global technical lead for education. “In many countries,...

In times of crisis, education is often the first thing to go – if we don’t act now, it will happen again

This blog was written by Anja Nielsen, Senior Policy Adviser at UNICEF UK, the National Committee for UNICEF in the United Kingdom. As of 31August 2020, UNESCO estimates that more than 700 million learners remain affected by school closures due to Coronavirus. While the health and safety of communities is rightly a top priority for national...

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