A HUB FOR IDEAS, DEBATE AND RESOURCES ON HOW THE WORLD IS DOING ON INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT GOALS
The informal collectives that women form during conflict hold valuable lessons on how to increase women’s participation in conflict resolution. Abigail Hunt argues that we need to seek out innovation at the grassroots level of women's empowerment.
Do we know how to expand education access and the quality of learning at scale? In the latest blog in our national progress in education series, Jenny Perlman Robinson and Liesbet Steer discuss the Brookings’ Center for Universal Education Millions Learning project, and the key factors that drive change in achieving scale.
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.
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.
In conjunction with the Development Progress case study examining post-primary education in Kenya, John Mugo reflects on his own personal experience of secondary education in Kenya and the the sharp divide in quality between the various categories of secondary schools that still persists.
To support our education case studies, this working paper looks at what effect political dynamics have on the aspects of education being examined, drawing three key messages which have relevance for the education sector far beyond the case study countries at hand.
Since the mid-1990s, Mongolia has recovered from the most severe drop in post-primary education enrolment seen in any Central Asian transition economy, now achieving enrolment rates that rival its neighbours and even those of some OECD countries. This case study explores the progress that has been made.
Chile is one of the few countries to have improved the quality of its basic education significantly in recent decades. As a result of efforts starting in the 1990s, there have been clear improvements in the country’s performance in national and international test scores. This case study explores.
School life expectancy in Kenya increased by a third in the last decade, from 8.4 years in 2000 to 11 years in 2009 - outpacing most other African countries. This figure captures a wide range of progress in post-primary education, and this case study explores that progress.