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Girls in school in Khyber Pakhtunkhawa, Pakistan - DFID (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

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

Chernor Bah and Madeline Serena
11 July 2014

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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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.

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