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This week the world’s largest conference on issues affecting women and girls, Women Deliver, is being held in Vancouver, Canada. High on the agenda is sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for women and girls in humanitarian settings.
There is a municipality in northeastern Brazil called Sobral, and schools there have the best learning outcomes in all of Brazil. Jaime Saavedra of the World Bank recounts his conversation with Sobral’s current mayor (and former secretary of education). “Mayor Gomes told me that ‘the most important political decision we took, was to keep politics out of education decisions.’ That statement is a deal breaker regarding education reform.
Last week, the Trump administration’s move to limit Huawei’s access to American components brought the waves of the trade war ashore in ways that were perceptible to the most casual African observer of the China-Africa relationship.
When the G20 ministers of finance and central bank governors meet in early June, adoption of the Principles for Debt Transparency recently promulgated by the Institute of International Finance will be on the agenda.
Another week, another steady stream of new evidence and analysis in education. Here are five sets of findings that struck me this week on a wide array of education topics—nutrition, accountability, violence, financing, and coherence in education systems.