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Girl in Juba- Mackenzie Knowles Coursin for Oxfam

Our ambitious goals require a new model of development

J Alexander Thier
10 July 2014

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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Planting crops in Kenya - World Bank photo collection (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

My cry for equitable quality in our Kenyan secondary schools

John Kabutha Mugo
9 July 2014

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.

Blog Post
 Two boys race their horses in Zamaar Soum - Taylor Weidman for ODI

PHOTOS: Nomadic education in Mongolia

Taylor Weidman
22 August 2014

Photographer Taylor Weidman takes a look at nomadic education in Mongolia, giving a glimpse behind the story of our case study on Mongolia's progress in secondary education.

Film and Animation

What drives national progress in education?

Our new animation looks at what has driven national progress in education in Kenya, Indonesia, Chile and Mongolia - how has progress been made, what challenges remain and what lessons can we learn?

Film and Animation
Okwach Abagi talks to Development Progress (video still)

Interview with Okwach Abagi on education in Kenya

'Children are getting into school, staying longer in school, and they are transiting from primary to secondary' -  Okwach Abagi, Director, OWN and Associates, Kenya, talks to the Development Progress project about education progress in Kenya.

Working paper

Unbalanced progress: what political dynamics mean for education access and quality

Susan Nicolai, Leni Wild, Joseph Wales, Sébastien Hine and Jakob Engel
7 July 2014

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.

Case study

From decline to recovery: post-primary education in Mongolia

Jakob Engel and Annalisa Prizzon with Gerelmaa Amgaabazar
7 July 2014

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.

Case study

Improvements in the quality of basic education: Chile’s experience

Joseph Wales, Ahmed Ali and Susan Nicolai, with Francisca Morales and Daniel Contreras
7 July 2014

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.


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