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Education to Fight its Corner for 2015 and Beyond

Two thousand and fifteen approaches. Across multilateral and bilateral agencies, in foundations and research institutions, work is underway to develop new post-2015 frameworks and targets  Will the MDGs be re-shaped and reworked to complete unfinished business? Will poverty reduction continue to provide the focus for global action? Or will sustainable development, human development or economic […]

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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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