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E-discussion – Equitable Access to Education

The UKFIET community has an important contribution to make to the Post 2015 discussions on Education, and here is one opportunity to have your say.  The Post 2015 Global Thematic Consultation on Education opened on 10 December 2012. As a co-moderator of this discussion, I urge you to visit the website and join the discussion […]

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Skills or Jobs?

One of the dominant assumptions made about economic development and upward social mobility is that skills are central to both. Labour markets and forms of production, for goods and services have now changed to the point where this orthodoxy needs to be challenged. Rather than skills, what is required for economic development are decently paid […]

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The Future of Education in the Commonwealth Secretariat

“They’ve got a little List: it never would be missed”? (after the Mikado, by Gilbert & Sullivan) The Commonwealth Secretariat’s work in education is comparatively small beer when compared quantitatively with that of the ‘big boys’ in the world of education co-operation for development.  There are only six professionals and two support staff and a […]

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Continuing Commonwealth Support to Education: an urgent development priority

Among the international institutions that have embraced education as one of its focal areas, the Commonwealth stands out through its self-designated role as Advocate, Broker and Catalyst for the many constituents which it serves.  On of these constituents which in fact accounts for almost half of its membership is the community of small states.  The […]

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