The world will not reach new education targets by 2030 unless financial efforts are stepped up

World Education Blog

New estimates by UNESCO’s Education for All Global Monitoring Report (GMR) reveal that an annual US$22 billion external funding gap must be bridged if low and lower middle income countries are to achieve quality, universal pre-primary, primary and lower secondary education by 2030.

The paper Pricing the right to education: The cost of reaching new targets by 2030,” launched today with Results for Development in Washington DC, shows that even if governments significantly increase overall funding for education to 5.4% of GDP, the new targets will not be met by the 2030 deadline and millions of children will continue to miss out on their right to basic education.

At the primary school level, there should be no more than 40 pupils per trained teacher. Credit: Eva-Lotta Jansson At the primary school level, there should be no more than 40 pupils per trained teacher. Credit: Eva-Lotta Jansson

These findings come ahead of the crucial International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa this July, where the international…

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Inside the figures: How the finance gap for Education-2030 was calculated

World Education Blog

You may have seen the recent GMR estimates that there is an annual $39 billion finance gap for achieving new education targets by 2030. They have appeared in the working paper about financing by the Sustainable Development Solution Network, the report by the Overseas Development Institute on a global social compact, the background paper by Brookings for the Oslo Summit, and the recent Malala Fund report on twelve years of education. They were widely discussed in the side-event at Addis during the Financing for Development Conference.

The EFA Global Monitoring Report would like its estimates to be used more extensively in the coming months and years as existing mechanisms are strengthened or new mechanisms are being established. The more we can publicise the extent of the finance gap, and the thorough methodology behind its calculation, the more traditional and new donors may take note of it. For that reason, we…

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Eating Disorder: Anorexia vs. Bulimia vs. Binge-Eating

The Zeit

The Friend I Couldn’t Save

Depressed little girl with eating disorder Eating disorders are among the top 4 leading causes of years of life lost through death or disability. Image by David Castillo

Asmariya had the sweetest smile which I can only compare to an upside down rainbow. Looking back when we way both growing up in Dubai I am tempted to say she was one of my closest friends. When we were about twelve something happened to her and up to this day I am not sure I can describe it.

Asmariya had lost so much weight and she had lost her smile; her beautiful upside down rainbow was now a black cloud of tears. She hardly talked and she kept calling herself ugly. Her parents went from being pissed off at her to crying. I had never seen a proud Arab man cry before.

Some said she was possessed or had encountered the “evil…

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Farmer co-ops – a new programme starting soon

Ed Mayo's Blog

The first co-operatives formed around food and it is a source of new co-operation today. Later this year, Co-operatives UK will be starting a new programme of support for agricultural co-ops.
There are around 222,000 farm holdings in the UK. As a nation, we eat around half of what we produce, and if crisis hit, we could produce much, but not all of what we would need to get by.
While three quarters of agricultural land is farmed by the larger operations, the vast majority of farm holdings are small or relatively modest in scale. The south of Great Britain tends to have fertile soils, amenable climate and topography, while the north has something of the opposite. Scotland may be beautiful, but 85% of it is, according to European Union classifications, ‘less favoured area’. The south is therefore majority crops, while the north is majority livestock. Agriculture has always been…

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Siwa, Tororo District, Uganda: meeting about gender, health and nutrition issues and building confidence.

Siwa, Tororo District, Uganda
On Saturday 10. January 2015
From our reporter Donato Obel

Today over 80 young girls across Namalogo parish are escaping the oppresions of their homes to attend meeting organised by MAR GROUP and adolescent girls group. This meeting trained them in gender, health and nutrition issues and builds new confidence.
They are between the age of 13 to 20 and have aspiration written large all their faces. Each of them is keen to enter into a competitive work enviromment inorder to earn their own livelihood.
Unfortunately their parents and family elders have denied them permission and go ahead because they fear negiotating marriage for an economically independent daughter may prove impediment.

this was reported by obel donato ARDOC TORORO