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#EI25: reflections by Fernando M. Reimers, Harvard University

Credits: Asian Development Bank

I first heard about Education International in 1996. I had recently joined the staff at the World Bank, on a leave from Harvard University, to lead their education projects in Mexico, and I was invited by Maris O’Rourke, then director of the education group at the Bank, to meet a delegation from Education International that wa...

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#EI25: Reflections by David Archer, ActionAid

Credits: World Bank Photo collection

My first memory of meeting with Education International was in October 1999 – when ActionAid, Oxfam and the Global March for Child Labour met in Brussels to set up the Global Campaign for Education. That was a landmark moment – forging links between EI’s campaign on quality public education, Oxfam’s campaign on financing...

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#WDR2018 Reality Check #9: A Critical Analysis of the World Bank’s World Development Report on Education by Steven J. Klees

Credits: Khasar Sandag / World Bank

The annual World Development Report (WDR) is the World Bank’s flagship publication. The 2018 report is entitled Learning to Realize Education’s Promise. In the 40 year history of the WDR, this is the first time its focus has been on education. Many commentators have welcomed this as needed in this time when education syst...

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