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)

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)

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)

News and Research 53: Early Years

Early childhood education in Mongolia – who is still excluded?  International Children’s Day is celebrated in Mongolia as an official holiday. I could see that it provided an opportunity to reflect on the country’s commitment to create opportunities for its children to thrive and realize their full potential in school and adult life. Nowhere is this … Continue reading News and Research 53: Early Years

News and Research 51: Low-Cost Private Schools

Low-cost private schools – an option  The poor quality of schools is a concern in Indonesia. The country has not performed satisfactorily on international ranking scores and this has prompted debate on the issue. The focus of the debate has been on what can be done to address this problem. The Centre for Indonesian Policy … Continue reading News and Research 51: Low-Cost Private Schools

What Works in Education to Get Economies Moving and to Sustain Growth? (Part 1)

What does the evidence tell us in terms of education’s role in catalyzing economic development and growth? Education is one of the most powerful instruments for reducing poverty and inequality and for laying the basis for sustained economic growth. The importance of an educated population is well established. Recent evidence points to the need to … Continue reading What Works in Education to Get Economies Moving and to Sustain Growth? (Part 1)

News and Research 48: Pre-School Education

Vietnam succeeds in universal education coverage for 5-year-old children  Vietnam has qualified as successful universal education coverage for 5-year-old children according to Vice Minister of Education and Training, Nguyen Thi Nghia. Speaking at the International Conference on Early Childhood Education (ECE) held on Monday morning in Hanoi, Nghia said that the “Enhancing School Readiness for Pre-school … Continue reading News and Research 48: Pre-School Education