Tuesday, July 25, 2017
  1. Capitalizing on Africa’s Youth Dividend

    Kim Kerr

    Capitalizing on Africa’s Youth Dividend


     highlights the educational reforms Africa needs to prepare graduates for the workplace.

    Africa's youth Christian Science Monitor/Getty Images
    For Africa, the question is no longer “if” students are taught, but “what.” Unfortunately, while access to education has improved significantly in recent decades, school curricula have changed little since the colonial era, when secondary education was an elite privilege designed to advance the careers of a select few. READ MORE
  2. Unlocking Girls’ Potential

    Thoai Ngo

    Unlocking Girls’ Potential


     emphasizes the need for more knowledge sharing in efforts to help adolescents reach their potential.

    Empowering Indian teenage girls Hindustan Times/Getty Images
    Giving girls the skills and knowledge they need to become productive women who can participate in the twenty-first-century economy empowers them in all aspects of their lives. It is the right thing to do for global development – and for girls and women themselves. READ MORE
  3. Investing in Africa’s Educators

    Samantha Williams
  4. Public Spheres for the Trump Age

    J. Bradford DeLong

    Public Spheres for the Trump Age


     worries that some of the last venues for civil democratic discourse are not carrying their weight.

    Berkeley protests Max Whittaker/Getty Images
    In many societies, universities are the main bastions of ideological and intellectual independence, on which people rely to transmit their values to the young, and to support short- and long-run inquiries into the human condition. In Donald Trump’s America, they are more important than ever. READ MORE
  5. Colombia’s Libraries of Peace

    Alex Soros, ET AL

    Colombia’s Libraries of Peace

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    &  praise President Juan Manuel Santos's use of pop-up libraries to re-integrate former militants.

    Columbia bookstand Christian Science Monitor/Getty Images
    Since concluding a landmark peace agreement with the FARC last year, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has shown visionary leadership in engaging with formerly guerrilla-controlled areas. One example is his government’s commitment to making mobile public libraries available to previously isolated, under-educated communities. READ MORE
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