The Global Education Monitoring Report 2016 (GEM) and other reports present a fairly mixed if not discouraging picture of educational outcomes in the developing world. Poor secondary school systems make for an opportunity cliff for girls; without secondary school places, they may face few good choices.
The new Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report evaluates the world’s progress towards achieving inclusive and quality education for all, and provides a sobering account of what’s at stake if countries fail to meet their targets by 2030.
In order to successfully address some of the most pressing global development challenges – like climate change, stimulating equitable growth, and addressing humanitarian crises – the way we think about and do global development needs to change.
Spending 0.7% of gross national income (GNI) on official development assistance (ODA), or aid, is a long-standing target among OECD-DAC donor countries. Canada spends roughly 0.26% of GNI on ODA at the moment.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) on Women, Peace and Security, which makes this an appropriate time to reflect on the challenges and lessons learned by governments since its adoption.
For many, having a foot in two cultures can also mean a virtual wallet in two cultures, by sending money back home to help family there.
Canada in International Development: foreign assistance, trade, investment, migration and remittance flows between Canada and developing countries