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Time to prioritise teacher numbers and teaching quality

July 2014
Purna Kumar Shrestha
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In 2012, 58 million children of primary school age were out of school – but are those in school getting the education they need? For our national progress in education blog series, Purna Kumar Shrestha looks at the lack of quality in teaching and consequent poor results of those children who have spent years in education, and the lessons we can learn from VSO and the Department of Education's work in Papua New Guinea in improving access to qualified and motivated teachers.

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Psychosocial support to women and girls in the aftermath of conflict

May 2014
Nicola Jones and Fiona Samuels
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In the second contribution to our new series focusing on the challenges and opportunities for advancing gender equality goals in fragile and conflict-affected countries, Nicola Jones and Fiona Samuels outline the case for greater psychosocial support to women and girls in the aftermath of conflict in order to foster bottom-up demands and capacities that are essential for lasting peace.

Purna Kumar Shrestha's picture

Time to prioritise teacher numbers and teaching quality

July 2014
Purna Kumar Shrestha
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In 2012, 58 million children of primary school age were out of school – but are those in school getting the education they need? For our national progress in education blog series, Purna Kumar Shrestha looks at the lack of quality in teaching and consequent poor results of those children who have spent years in education, and the lessons we can learn from VSO and the Department of Education's work in Papua New Guinea in improving access to qualified and motivated teachers.

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Numbers can lie: youth reflections on MDG lessons for the post-2015 education agenda

July 2014
Chernor Bah and Madeline Serena
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Despite not reaching the Millennium Development Goal of a full primary education for every child, when looking towards the post-2015 framework, it is important to take into consideration the lessons we have learned. Chernor Bah and Madeline Serena discuss the key themes that have emerged from discussions with young people – leaders, actors and activists – on what has worked on education initiatives.

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Our ambitious goals require a new model of development

July 2014
J Alexander Thier
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Continuing our financing progress blog series, USAID's Alex Thier blogs on the Power Africa initiative, which sets out to bring electricity to those without it on the continent, using it as an example of a development model that brings together 'accountable local ownership, innovation and an intense focus on results' alongside a fresh approach to financing and partnerships.

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