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.