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Two years down, 13 to go – Checking in on our progress towards the SDGs

September 25th 2017, marks two years since the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted. This momentous anniversary is an occasion for us all to make sure the SDGs remain high on the global agenda. It’s also a chance to join the UN SDG campaign in their Global Day of Action, which appeals to civil society, volunteers and citizens (#Act4SDGs).

Setting New Targets for Success

If the global community is serious about keeping its promise to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4) by 2030, there is one major intervention that needs to happen: Investing in pre-primary education.

How can technology be used to improve learning?

In a world increasingly driven by data, we often still don’t know whether or what children are learning. How can we make sure that the rise of technology drives improvement in national and global assessment?

Third GAML Meeting

The third meeting of the Global Alliance to Monitor Learning (GAML), hosted in May by the Instituto Nacional para la Evaluación de la Educación (INEE) in Mexico, was attended by 58 experts from 28 organizations, research institutions, multilateral agencies and Member States.

Are Children Learning in Mozambique? Part II

It didn’t take long to locate our first sampled household. As the scorching morning sun rose higher in the sky, Nathepo’s village elder – Sr. Vahocha – led us away from the empty school building, down one of many sandy pathways towards the scattered collection of mud brick houses with neatly thatched roofs of dried grass.

PAL Network participates in the Education Equity Initiative’s new Task Team on Disability

Launched in March 2016, the Education Equity Research Initiative aims to inform policy and programming on effective ways of strengthening equity in and through education systems.

Bright and Early: How financing pre-primary education gives every child a fair start in life

A severe lack of investment in early years education is putting millions of children at a disadvantage before they even start school, warns a report from Theirworld.

Are Children Learning in Mozambique? Part I

The bright morning sun rose impatiently, streaming through the window as the alarm clock signalled that dawn had arrived. We arose at the same time as the signing birds to prepare for the 30km drive to the rural village of Nathepo in the Rapale District of northern Mozambique.

Literacy assessments: the importance of reading with understanding

“Literacy stands at heart of the 2030 Agenda. It is a foundation for human rights, gender equality, and sustainable societies. It is essential to all our efforts to end extreme poverty and promote well-being for all people.” Ban Ki-Moon, 2016

The share of aid allocated to education has fallen for the sixth year in a row

A new GEM Report policy paper, Aid to education is stagnating and not going to countries most in need, shows that the amount of aid allocated to education has been falling for six years in a row. Donors are turning away from education when we need them most.