Policy and Curriculum

Politics shape services; and services shape politics

"Some political economy analysis has found similar requirements forgood performance in service delivery, including good monitoring, effective sanctions, strong systems of local accountability, and political incentives to see the project through. But for workers in...

World’s girls struggling with “curriculum of chores”

"Girls as young as four are juggling their schoolwork with a ‘curriculum of chores’ to help their families survive, reveals Plan International’s Real Choices, Real Lives study. The study – which forms part of the children’s development organisation’s Because I am a...

Admission policy introduced for free education

"The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has introduced a comprehensive admission policy for arranging free-of-cost education for out-of-school/dropout children aged between 6-17 in schools under the Foundation Assisted School (FAS) Programme. According to a spokesman...

Creative Programs Keep Myanmar’s Children in School

"Myanmar is currently pursuing an aggressive course of education reform and restructuring, includingreopening universities and investing in higher education. But one of the country’s greatest challenges as it moves forward will be keeping enough students in school...

Govt plans to train out-of-school kids

"The school and mass education department will conduct special training for children above six years who have not enrolled in schools so far. These children will be identified by Sarva Sikhya Abhiyan committees and voluntary organizations for age appropriate...

2015 Report: What questions should the 2015 EFA GMR answer?

"The 2015 EFA Global Monitoring Report will provide a definitive assessment of overall progress toward the six EFA goals. The assessment will establish whether the goals were achieved and, if not, whether progress accelerated since 2000.  This blog sums up some of the...