Investing in Education (News and Research 63)

Investing in Early Childhood Education for Cambodia's Future Success While the net enrollment rate in primary education increased to about 98% in 2015, nationwide enrollment rate for children 3-5 years old was just 41% in 2016. Through the Early Child Education (ECE) project, 100 formal schools and community-based preschools have opened to benefit more than … Continue reading Investing in Education (News and Research 63)

Indigenous Peoples, Poverty and the Search for Solutions

From HuffPost Recently, Canadian Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau ‏used his United Nations General Assembly speech to highlight the socioeconomic challenges faced by Indigenous Peoples in his country. He drew attention to inequalities in education, unemployment and the higher levels of poverty of indigenous peoples compared to the non-indigenous population.   Indigenous children in Canada are more than twice as likely … Continue reading Indigenous Peoples, Poverty and the Search for Solutions

Early Childhood Conference (News and Research 61)

Tonga at Pacific Early Childhood Conference  Addressing a way forward for early childhood education was the focus of the first Pacific Early Childhood Development Conference held on September 19-21 on Denarau Island, Nadi... Vicky Colbert, Laureate of the Yidan Prize for Educational Development Vicky Colbert, Director of Fundación Escuela Nueva Volvamos a la Gente (FEN), was … Continue reading Early Childhood Conference (News and Research 61)

Investing in Teachers (News and Research 60)

Investing in Teachers Crucial to Improve Education in Indonesia: World Bank  The World Bank's senior director of education, Jaime Saavedra, said on Thursday (14/09) that Indonesia needs to reform and invest in the teaching profession for classroom learning to be more effective and the quality of education in the country to improve. "Teachers are still … Continue reading Investing in Teachers (News and Research 60)

Back to School: Why We Should Invest in Education (News and Research 58)

 Why We Should Invest in Education – Especially During Tough Economic Times What Works in Education to Get Economies Moving and to Sustain Growth? (Part 3) The insight that education is valuable both to individuals and to countries is not new. Using continuously improving data and statistical tools, we have come to understand and appreciate … Continue reading Back to School: Why We Should Invest in Education (News and Research 58)

Human Capital (News and Research 57)

Gary Becker’s concept of human capital Becker made people the central focus of economics. The second in our series on big economic ideas…Why do families in rich countries have fewer children? Why do companies in poor countries often provide meals for their workers? Why has each new generation spent more time in school than the one … Continue reading Human Capital (News and Research 57)