Tuesday, August 30, 2016
  1. The Education Roadmap to 2030

    Helle Thorning-Schmidt

    The Education Roadmap to 2030


     sets out two principles that should guide investment and spending to meet the SDG education target.

    Newsart for The Education Roadmap to 2030 Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images

    The fourth UN Sustainable Development Goal for 2030 calls for all children worldwide to have access to quality education. This won't happen without serious efforts to increase funding, ensure that funds are better spent, and curb illicit capital flows that deprive governments of the money needed to ensure universal access. READ MORE

  2. China’s Higher-Education Glut

    Edoardo Campanella

    China’s Higher-Education Glut


     warns that the push for universal access to university risks misallocating the country's talents.

    Chinese unemployment STR/Stringer

    In its push for universal higher education and greater status on the world stage, China is stringing its young people along with the promise of high-paid, meaningful employment after college. It is a promise that China's economy will not be able to fulfill for a very long time. READ MORE

  3. Broken Promises for Syria’s Children

    Kevin Watkins
  4. Students, Not Brides

    Mabel van Oranje

    Students, Not Brides


     emphasizes the link between ending child marriage and improving girls' access to education.

    Newsart for Students, Not Brides Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images

    When girls stay in school, instead of marrying early, the benefits are not theirs alone; their countries’ economies gain as well. That should be enough to make any government pay attention, yet only nine developing countries have developed national strategies to end child marriage. READ MORE

  5. How to Transform an Education System

    Jakaya Kikwete

    How to Transform an Education System


     draws on Tanzania's experience to identify the pillars of effective reform.

    Tanzania Tom Stoddart Archive/Getty Images

    From 2000 to 2009, primary-school enrollment rates in Tanzania more than doubled, from just over four million pupils to 8.5 million, or 96% of all primary-school-age children. Other developing and middle-income countries – many of them in Africa – should emulate the country's education-first model. READ MORE

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