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Leni Wild
Friday 25th July, 2014

Rather than a sole focus on financing education and the debate over how much money is needed to spend on education, Leni Wild suggests we shift our focus to building effective systems and political leadership that can deliver as part of our national progress in education series.

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Stephan Klasen
Wednesday 23rd July, 2014

Stephan Klasen takes a look at what's new in the 2014 Human Development Report and notes the main themes of falling global inequality, a new gender measure and high but falling levels of multidimensional poverty.

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Purna Kumar Shrestha
Monday 21st July, 2014

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.

Susan Durston
Friday 18th July, 2014

In the latest blog of our national progress in education series, Susan Durston questions whether education providers have exploited intersectorality for the most marginalised of children, and provides four strategic ways in which the intersectoral approach can assist education outcomes.

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Susan Nicolai
Thursday 17th July, 2014

The Millennium Development Goals have focused global priorities for over a decade, but how can we accelerate progress in the remaining two years? ODI’s Development Progress asked a range of experts their opinion, and Susan Nicolai notes the headlines.

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Mahmoud Mohieldin
Thursday 17th July, 2014

The World Bank Group's Mahmoud Mohieldin writes on what is important to focus on as 2015 approaches. He identifies global implementation partnerships, national level strategies and more as being crucial to achieving successful financing for the post-2015 agenda.

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Anna Larson
Thursday 17th July, 2014

Wtih preliminary results in for Afghanistan's presidential election, Anna Larson looks at the significance of women's votes to the count, the prospects for women's empowerment post-election and whether women in Afghanistan can expect real progress to match the rhetoric.

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Abigail Hunt
Tuesday 15th July, 2014

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.

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Jenny Perlman R...
Tuesday 15th July, 2014

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.

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Chernor Bah and...
Friday 11th 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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