World Children’s Day 2022

Until education equals learning, the rights and potential of children will stay unrealized. World Children’s Day 2022 November 20th is World Children’s Day. The UN calls it a day “ to advocate, promote and celebrate children’s rights.” And key among those is the right to education.  Superficially, states have made great progress in ensuring this […]

Why EdoBEST is such a success

Why EdoBEST is such a success Why EdoBEST is such a success We believe that Edo State can set a great example for other states in Nigeria and even other countries. That is why Edo is part of the World Bank/UNICEF Accelerator Program. I want to highlight three aspects of the EdoBEST programme that show […]

Why the GPE Summit is about much more than donor money

Why the GPE Summit is about much more than donor money Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Financing Summit The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Financing Summit taking place on July 28th and 29th will focus a spotlight on the gap in education funding around the world. The GPE’s own estimate is that the annual gap […]

Why the GPE Summit is right to look beyond spending

Why the GPE Summit is right to look beyond spending Role of technology in improving learning outcomes When the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Financing Summit opens on Wednesday it will turn the world’s attention to the gap in worldwide education provision. By its own estimate, more than 400 million children have been failed — […]

Edo’s Governor, Obaseki: EdoBEST a model of transformation

Why EdoBEST is such a success: Jaime Saavedra, Director, World Bank Education It is the right of every child to receive a quality education. Denying anyone access is not just an abuse of their rights — it also reveals a catastrophic failure which must be tackled, not neglected. At the root of the social, economic […]

Kenya: Partnerships Vital to Increase Education

Kenya has made tremendous strides in terms of increasing access to primary education. However, there remain a number of constraints that hinder the accessibility of basic education. There are children who cannot attend primary schools due to factors such as poverty, insecurity, and long distances covered to schools. Those most affected are children from low-income […]

Lagos State’ Governor: EKOEXCEL a ‘game changer’

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has tagged the EKOEXCEL programme a game changer in Primary Education. The Governor made this known while speaking to the Chairman, House Committee on Basic Education and Services, Professor Julius Ihovnbere and members of the committee, the Commissioner for Education, Lagos State, Folashade Adefisayo, Chairman, Lagos State Basic Education Board […]

Liberia’s closely watched education program

Lessons learned from one of the world’s most closely-watched education pilots By: George Kronnisanyon Werner, Former Education Minister of Liberia Results from a three-year evaluation of a ground-breaking education pilot in Liberia offers lessons to leaders across the world who want to transform their education systems.  Four years ago, as Liberia’s new Minister of Education, […]

Million Lives Learning: Vanguard Member

Today, we’re delighted to have become an inaugural Vanguard member of the Million Lives Club, an initiative designed to recognise innovators and social entrepreneurs and celebrate their impact. The focus is on those scaling and making a significant impact in addressing global development challenges, and the ecosystems and enabling environments that contributed to their growth. […]