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Reflections on the World Development Report: Learning to realise education's promise
The World Bank still has much to learn.The World Bank has published its first ever World Development Report (WDR) on education (‘LEARNING To Realise Education’s Promise’), helping to make the case...
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 14:47
The effects of privatisation on girls’ access to free, quality public education in Malawi, Mozambique, Liberia, Tanzania and Nepal
7 Sep 2017
This report shows how the right to education in Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Nepal is undermined by the low quality of public education. Governments have a duty to ensure the right to...
Tax, privatisation and the right to education: Influencing education financing and tax policy to transform children’s lives.
1 Sep 2017
The current report is the synthesis of the participatory research carried out as part of the Tax, Privatisation and Right to Education multi country project, and is based on the national reports...
Out of Pocket: how much are parents paying for public education that should be free?
9 Aug 2017
According to international human rights law, primary education should be free of charge, and secondary education should be made progressively free. Yet in many developing countries education is...
Missed Opportunity: how could funds lost to tax incentives in Africa be used to fill the education finance gap?
9 Aug 2017
How much revenue do African governments lose from providing tax incentives, such as giving companies tax holidays and exemptions on paying taxes on import duties and value added tax? And if these...
How governments are failing on the right to education
19 Apr 2017
This report presents important new findings on the right to education from citizen-led research in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Nepal. Unlike most such studies it is the product of research and...
The Challenges of Education Reform and Privatisation in Liberia
There are some major challenges in access, quality and equity in the Liberian education system – but is privatisation the right solution? Of the total population, 47% of Liberia have received no...
Friday, December 16, 2016 - 10:23
Why Teachers Need Tax
The Sustainable Development Goal on education establishes ambitious targets and to finance the achievement of these, we need a radical shift, a rebuilding of confidence in the capacity of the...
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 10:59
Financing Matters: A toolkit on domestic financing for education
10 Nov 2016
This toolkit has been produced by the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) in collaboration with ActionAid International (AAI) and Education International (EI), and with funding from the Global...
The Learning Generation: Domestic Tax and Education
10 Nov 2016
Globally there are some fundamental challenges in education –with 121 million primary or lower secondary age children out of school (EFAGMR 2015) and 250 million children who are in school but not...