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AusAID Symposium: Skills Development for Productive Lives in the Pacific

Joining the dots: building the skills Fourteen small island countries of the South Pacific are striving to deliver education and other basic services to their citizens while simultaneously advancing the process of regional integration.  Building the skilled human resources necessary to secure their future is a challenge where the tertiary participation rate averages less than […]

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Beyond Ideology: What works in non-state education?

As the international education community prepares new frameworks for achieving global education goals, it is critical that we first take a look around and observe emerging trends. One critical example is the proliferation of non-state education programs in developing countries over the past decade. Heated debate over the provision of education services by the state […]

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Back to the Future: The Evolution of DFID’s education programme – What have we learnt and where are we going?

DFID is putting much more emphasis on the development and use of evidence to underpin education policies and programmes. Examples include the Independent Commission for Aid Impact’s report on education in East Africa, DFID India’s review of ten years of support to India’s mass elementary education programme, and the strengthened focus on research and evaluation […]

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Learning, Life-Chances and Inequalities: Evidence from Young Lives

How has the expansion of formal schooling in developing countries actually contributed to children’s opportunities to learn and progress? What challenges remain to education systems seeking to reduce inequality of opportunity in the post-2015 climate? Six papers from Young Lives draw together evidence and analysis on these issues from our linked household and school surveys, […]

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