The global ‘100-year gap’ in education standards | Brookings Institution

This is an outstanding, must-read article by global think-tank, the Brookings Institution. Check it out!

via The global ‘100-year gap’ in education standards | Brookings Institution.

Whilst there have been improvements in primary school education standards in the developing world, the situation is very different with secondary and higher education where the gap between the developing and developed world is increasing, with a one hundred year lag.

Personally, I think that this article raises question about the effectiveness of foreign aid, where there’s too much focus on inputs and not enough about outputs from aid budgets.

Thoughts?

Lifting the lid on the household: A new way to measure individual deprivation | People, Spaces, Deliberation – World Bank

This is a ground-breaking article by the World Bank, showing new evidence that poverty is gender related. It’s a must-read. Check it out!

via Lifting the lid on the household: A new way to measure individual deprivation | People, Spaces, Deliberation.

It is not clear whether relative female poverty in poor households is because of male greed or giving priority to children.

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