Blog: Education

RESULTS International Conference: Supporting the Global Partnership for Education

27 July 2017

Ellie Wason is a campaigner with the Brighton RESULTS Group and has just attended the RESULTS International Conference (22-25 July) in Washington DC for the first time.

One of RESULTS’ key themes in campaigning for poverty reduction is education. The importance of education in eliminating poverty has received attention at the RESULTS International Conference in Washington DC, where we have heard from RESULTS staff and a diverse range of other civil society groups...

4 reasons why the G20 delivered on health and education

13 July 2017

“‘We can achieve more together than by acting alone”.

That’s what the G20 Leaders stated in the outcome document or communique of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Hamburg last week. In these turbulent times, international solidarity and collaboration is far from easy. However, this deliberate statement was a symbol to us all that this year, the leaders of the world’s wealthiest nations showed that the G20 and international cooperation is far from dead.

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July conference call recording now available

7 July 2017

A recording of the July grassroots conference call is now available to download here .

We know that education is powerful, yet in too many lower income countries, children don’t have access to even a basic education. With an education funding gap of $39 billion annually and inequality in access to education rising, it is the most marginalised and vulnerable young people who are all too often left behind.

Toward the end of this year,...

Education Counts

28 June 2017

It’s been a bit of a busy time of late. We’ve had an election. We have a new minister. We have a whole raft of new MPs, and some long-standing parliamentary champions have moved on. I wanted to start this blog with a special message to former MP, Mark Williams, Member for Ceredigion and former Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Global Education.

For several years Mr Williams has championed RESULTS UK’s work on education and pressed the UK Government on issues such as...

“Out of school and out of hope”: Julia Gillard on the global learning crisis

25 May 2017

“We can continue business as usual...or we can step up now and make the investment in education that will pay dividends of prosperity and peace for the entire world. The morally right choice and the smart choice are one and the same. We need to deliver change and create education for all.”

These are the words spoken by Julia Gillard at the London School of Economics on Monday, as she made her case for why leaders need to tackle the global learning crisis - and fast....

The Right to Education

7 April 2017

In advocating for policy change we always talk about needing an ‘evidence-base’. Something which we can use to show that there is an issue, or that there has been progress, or that an intervention is not working. We can’t just work off our feelings on a situation; to be effective advocates for change we need to be grounded in reality.

At RESULTS, since 2015 we have been helping to develop such a base, the Right to Education Index (RTEI). RTEI is a global index built out of the...

Education commission calls for 8-Fold Increase in GPE Funding

20 September 2016

Guest blog written by Tony Baker, Education for All Manager, RESULTS Educational Fund

Today, as part of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, a group of global leaders known as the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity released its much-anticipated report on ending the finance crisis in global education...

Education Beyond SDG 4

9 September 2016

It’s the SDG era now, we’ve been hearing that for a year. We’ve changed the ‘M’ for the ‘S’. Millennium for Sustainable. But this change has to be more than a word. It has to transfer into long-lasting, all-encompassing, and self-perpetuating development. Is that not what sustainability is? And if it is, then that means we have to look at the whole package of change rather than the silos of individual goals or targets.

Sustainability is holistic, and the recently launched...

She Will

15 July 2016

We will, she will: the tagline chosen for the Girls’ Education Forum. It’s positive, empowering and speaks with an effective simplicity that we are often guilty of overlooking. Who will be the person to advance themselves, their society and their country? She Will. But without equity in accessing education then those advancements will stagnate. The message is simple, but the message from the Girls’ Education Forum was loud and clear. We need action.

At the time of writing, more girls...

Education Cannot Wait – a fund for education in emergencies

24 May 2016

At RESULTS UK we know that investing in education promotes prosperity, leads to more stable societies and fosters strong, resilient communities. Yesterday we were pleased to see that the UK took a leading role in launching a new initiative: Education Cannot Wait – a fund for education in emergencies.

Parliamentary Advocacy Officer for Education, Ben Sadek, explains what the fund is, why it is needed, and what more needs to happen to ensure that every young person trapped in a...

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