Tag: COVID-19

History and power in global organisations’ digital development projects with COVID

COVID has been portrayed as a disruptive crisis event leading to the inevitable transition to the digitalisation of society. Digital technologies employed during school closures have been promoted as solutions to educational problems and to education reforms for the future. Global organisations including UNESCO, the OECD, and the World Bank… Read More

Lessons from Ethiopia for the global education community on large-scale education reforms with equity

In recent years, primary school enrolment has expanded rapidly in Ethiopia. However, even before the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, some of the most disadvantaged still face challenges in completing primary school and learning levels have remained low and even appear to have stalled. The Research for Improving Systems of… Read More

How education systems can take the digital innovations spurred by COVID to heart: a case from Rwanda

VVOB – education for development and government and university partners in Rwanda have been invested in strengthening educational leaders through professional development for years. Fixed practices were challenged when COVID-19 forced us all indoors, and in-person sessions were translated to online ones. Now, insights show how a well-thought-out fusion of… Read More