Education

Innovative financing for education: replicating the health experience?
Opinion

Innovative financing for education: replicating the health experience?

To address educational needs in low- and middle-income countries, innovative financing mechanisms have been recently developed, but remain highly debated. Does the health experience in innovative financing provide useful insights for innovative financing in education? Axel Gastambide (FERDI)...

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“Supporting youth integration does not solely depend on flow management”
Interview

“Supporting youth integration does not solely depend on flow management”

The increasing duration of schooling drives sub-Saharan African countries to build differentiated paths based on secondary education. For Valérie Tehio and Alexia Levesque, we need to move beyond this logic of flow management. For them, preparing the economic and social integration of young...
Valérie Tehio, Alexia Levesque
Making banking technologies work for development stakeholders
Interview

Making banking technologies work for development stakeholders

Supporting NGOs, training them in management and leadership, providing them with digital tools… For Carl Manlan, an economist and Chief Operating Officer of the Ecobank Foundation, these actions are making private expertise work for development.
Carl Manlan
Sharing Mandela’s legacy with African youth
Interview

Sharing Mandela’s legacy with African youth

In his book Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons from my Grandfather, Ndaba Mandela interrogates the legacy of his grandfather Nelson Mandela. He makes his ideals live through the foundation dedicated to the African youth, that he co-founded, Africa Rising Foundation.
Mandela Ndaba
Sport and development: A sure bet?
Opinion

Sport and development: A sure bet?

A versatile and inexpensive tool, sport has a positive impact on development issues. Hélène Bennès, a consultant for the international platform sportanddev.org, takes a look at this driver which is increasingly being used by development actors.
Hélène Bennès
How digital technology can help reinvent basic education in Africa?
Opinion

How digital technology can help reinvent basic education in Africa?

African countries have worked hard to improve children’s access to basic education, but there’s still significant work to be done. Today, 32,6 million children of primary-school age and 25,7 million adolescents are not going to school in sub-Saharan Africa. The quality of education also remains a...
Rohen d'Aiglepierre, Erwan Le Quentrec, Francesc Pedró
Arab-Islamic education in Sub-Saharan Africa: going beyond clichés to build the future
Opinion

Arab-Islamic education in Sub-Saharan Africa: going beyond clichés to build the future

Arab-Islamic education in general and Koranic schools in particular are largely excluded from programs advocating for education for all in Africa. Yet this education concerns a large number of children, many of whom are considered as “out-of-school” by the public authorities. Consequently...
Rohen d'Aiglepierre, Hamidou Dia, Clothilde Hugon
Global education deserves courageous actions !
Opinion

Global education deserves courageous actions !

Few days before the Financing Conference for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), Carole Coupez calls the international communty to make 2018 an historic year for global education.
Carole Coupez
Education, a prerequisite for development in Haiti
Opinion

Education, a prerequisite for development in Haiti

For Laënnec Hurbon, setting up a quality education system for all is a prerequisite for development. He reviews the situation in Haiti and the education reform which according to him is indispensable for the island’s development.
Laënnec Hurbon
Senegal needs to think about and firmly establish its education system
Interview

Senegal needs to think about and firmly establish its education system

After studying in Europe, Amadou Diaw returns to Senegal and found a business school. 25 years later, he shares his observations on the education system in Senegal and in French-speaking Africa, and on the reforms needed.
Amadou Diaw
Youth employment: the challenges of OpenClassrooms in Africa
Interview

Youth employment: the challenges of OpenClassrooms in Africa

Pierre Dubuc, cofounder of this Paris-based start-up, gives details about the presence of OpenClassrooms in Africa. Its online training programs contribute to improving youth employment in the digital sector.
Pierre Dubuc
Development: when sport comes into play
Opinion

Development: when sport comes into play

Interventions combining sport and development are more and more frequent. For David Blough, executive director, and Arnaud Roy, project assistant, of the NGO Play International, sport is a concrete tool for development, especially in education.
David Blough, Arnaud Roy
Youth employment in Tunisia: the NGO Mercy Corps’ approach
Interview

Youth employment in Tunisia: the NGO Mercy Corps’ approach

The NGO Mercy Corps operates in 17 African countries, where it implements projects aiming to improve youth employment. A key issue in Tunisia, where youth unemployment is higher than 35% and is a major factor of migration.
Bertrand Effantin
Social inequalities in Côte d’Ivoire: education is the key
Interview

Social inequalities in Côte d’Ivoire: education is the key

Despite its high growth rate, Côte d’Ivoire remains undermined by deep social inequalities. According to Francis Akindes, Professor of Sociology at Alassane Ouattara University, education is more than ever a key issue.
Francis Akindès
“Giving South Africa’s youth a chance to dream and look to the future”
Interview

“Giving South Africa’s youth a chance to dream and look to the future”

54.2% of South Africa’s youth between 15 and 24 are unemployed, which is the highest rate in Africa. Luvuyo Mandela manages Tyathumzi Advisory, an agency working for the empowerment of young South Africans through education.
Luvuyo Mandela
Digital education in Africa: Time to scale up
Opinion

Digital education in Africa: Time to scale up

Information and communication technology in education (ICTE) gives rise to a lot of hope concerning the many challenges faced by education systems in Africa. What conditions must be satisfied to facilitate the scaling up of a number of promising initiatives?
Erwan Le Quentrec
Exchanging apples versus ideas: Educating for jobs and innovation in Latin America
Opinion

Exchanging apples versus ideas: Educating for jobs and innovation in Latin America

Growth prospects suggest that “The Decade of Latin America” could soon end: the region grew by less than 1.5% in 2014, dropping below the OECD average for the first time since 2003, a trend expected to continue in 2015. A changing global context is affecting the region: lower demand from the main...
Juan Vazquez Zamora
The State must support the development of the private education offer
Opinion

The State must support the development of the private education offer

Even if they devote a higher proportion of state funding to education, countries with both a young population with low tax revenues have a limited capacity to finance the educational needs of their populations. The drive to improve access to education in developing countries is bearing fruit. Yet...
Serge Péano
Private education: An asset for Sub-Saharan Africa?
Opinion

Private education: An asset for Sub-Saharan Africa?

The question of private education constitutes a core issue, given the commitments made to education, current education conditions and the many challenges for the future in Sub-Saharan African countries. The state of private education in the region requires providing it with a better framework and...
Rohen d'Aiglepierre
Social Entrepreneurship: Addressing the Educational Disconnect
If every child could go to school
Opinion

If every child could go to school

Jeremy Hobbs

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