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Have Public-Private Partnerships in Education Lived Up to Their Promise? With Contributions from Maryam Akmal, Susannah Hares, Rita Perakis, Jishnu Das, and Moses Ngware.
May 09, 2022
This blog post is part of a series in which CGD experts present arguments from “Schooling for All: Feasible Strategies to Achieve Universal Education” and invite (sometimes dissenting) commentary from experts within the global education community.
Promoting Gender Equality in Pakistan Means Tackling Both Real and Misperceived Gender Norms
August 10, 2021
The education gaps that are closing between boys and girls in many countries persist in Pakistan. Our large new household survey on the factors associated with differences in gender norms sheds light on what policymakers can do in the post-COVID world to address the gender gap and improve opportunit...
Is the Global Partnership for Education Redundant? (Or Is It a More Progressive, Democratic Alternative to the World Bank?)
January 29, 2021
GPE’s unique selling point is its single-minded focus on basic education, and its fairly streamlined, no-strings-attached approach to funding poor countries’ own education plans. But is GPE the best channel for education aid?
The Education Year in Review: Five Big *Non-COVID* Stories of 2020
December 22, 2020
Going beyond the effects of COVID, we take a look at five education stories in 2020, from lead poisoning to selective schools, that may turn out to shape policy in the years to come.
Who Is Going Back to School? A Four-Country Rapid Survey in Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan
November 24, 2020
To understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on re-enrollment for girls and boys, CGD and Malala Fund collaborated to analyze results from a series of rapid surveys that Malala Fund commissioned in Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan. These surveys are among the first (to our knowledge) to e...
Three Lessons from a New Phone Survey in Pakistan
October 15, 2020
After six months of school closures, Pakistan began reopening its schools in a phased manner on September 15. Schools had been shut since March 13, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. To understand the impacts, CGD partnered with TCF in Pakistan and with CERP to survey households wi...
COVID-19 in Pakistan: A Phone Survey to Assess Education, Economic, and Health-Related Outcomes
October 15, 2020
Using a phone survey of 1,211 households in Pakistan, we examine the effects of COVID-19 on three key domains: education, economic, and health-related.
CGD in the News
Child marriage worries rise amid coronavirus lockdown in Cameroon (The New Humanitarian)
June 11, 2020
"Girls in developing countries are also at a substantial risk of gender-based violence, early pregnancy, and dropping out once schools re-open, according to a new survey from the Center for Global Development..."
Diaries from the Frontline: Preparing for School Reopening
June 05, 2020
Policymakers making difficult decisions about when to reopen schools are balancing the health concerns of the pandemic against the social and economic repercussions of school closures. Ultimately, schools cannot stay closed forever and governments need to start planning for an eventual reopening, wh...
COVID-19 School Closures Put Girls at Unique Risk of Violence, Dropout, Survey of Education Organizations Finds
May 27, 2020
School closures in response to COVID-19 are putting girls in developing countries at a substantial risk of gender-based violence, early pregnancy, and dropping out once schools reopen, according to a new survey from CGD.