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How did decentralisation policies affect Central African Republic's struggling education sector?
Schoolchildren in Nepal
Various forms of private education have emerged in recent years in developing countries. Is this an important contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals or a worrying trend that will disenfranchise the poor?
Girls and boys attending the EDGE workshop in Bangladesh
Since 2012, the British Council’s EDGE programme has trained 16,000 girls from marginalised communities in Bangladesh, India and Nepal, helping them steer their own future.
Primary pupil in Uganda
What kind of issues and challenges do teachers face in developing countries? What forms of support can help address them? Join our discussion and share your views.
Classroom in Cambodia
Access to quality education is vital for sustainable and equitable development. What strategies have some EU Delegations employed in helping partner countries address the major challenges to achieving SDG4?
Girls education
Globally, 15 million girls of primary school age will never learn to read or write compared to about 10 million boys. What are some ways of ensuring gender equality in education?
Education is one of the most fundamental factors in reducing poverty and improving health, gender equality, peace and stability.
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Despite important investments, educational outcomes in South Africa still have a long way to go. From programmes targeting early-childhood development to life-skill workshops, we discussed EU involvement in the country with Arno Schaefer, Head of Cooperation at the EU Delegation.
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The European Commission has been looking closely at how computer-assisted learning can most seamlessly and effectively be integrated into classrooms to foster educational development. Getting that right needs a sound strategy centred on how teachers and students will use it, experts say.
vocational ed South Africa
Many children fall through the gaps in South Africa’s education system. Only half of learners in Grade 1 make it to Grade 12, and many fall short of exam requirements. The EU has been supporting South Africa’s Departments of Basic Education and Higher Education and Training since 2004 to move towards inclusive education for all, with specific measures to support learners with disabilities and from disadvantaged backgrounds. Capacity4dev hears about a programme providing books for every child; the rise of full-service schools; and improving vocational education.

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