The top 10 blogs of 2018
In 2018, we published 221 posts and more than 530,000 of you read them. See the top 10 blogs of the year, covering the key topics that GPE works on.
December 21, 2018 by GPE Secretariat|

Between January 1, 2018 and today, more than 536,000 of you read our blogs, and we published a total of 221 posts over the course of the year.

We are proud to partner regularly with organizations like the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, the Association for the Development of Education in Africa, the Global Campaign for Education, and many others to discuss all aspects of education systems and policies nationally, regionally and globally.

Below are the top 10 blogs of 2018, covering topics that are at the heart of GPE's work to make quality education a reality for every child around the world: girls' education and gender equality, inclusive education for children with disabilities, education for refugee and displaced children, and the crucial role of teachers.

Enjoy reading or re-reading them, and we hope to welcome you back in 2019!

The state of global education in 8 charts

By GPE Secretariat

These 8 graphs explain the key challenges that education is facing around the world, the remarkable progress developing countries are making, in particular GPE partner countries, and why education is crucial to achieving a better world for all.

Sarwat Batool visits a school in Balochistan. CREDIT: World Bank/Sarwat Batool

By Sarwat Batool, World Bank

Learn how a US$34 million GPE grant to the state of Balochistan in Pakistan is making education more accessible for thousands of children, and especially girls.

A girl writes on the board in a classroom in Burkina Faso. CREDIT: GPE/Kelley Lynch

By Hendrina Chalwe Doroba, FAWE

On March 8, people around the world observe International Women's Day, an opportunity to inspire change for girls and women, and transform the momentum into action. Without investing in women and girls, it will not be possible to achieve the Global Goals.

Teacher Geoffrey Machiza teaches standard 5B at Muzu primary school in Malawi. CREDIT: GPE/Govati Nyirenda A

By Sonia Guerriero and Inès da Silva, UNESCO

For World Teachers' Day, colleagues at UNESCO reflect on the factors that contribute to the high demand for teachers and how to strengthen teacher education.

Sier Leap, Cambodia. Credit: GPE/Aya Kibesaki

By GPE Secretariat

Read 8 stories of girls living in different countries, to understand the progress that has been achieved in ensuring girls have access to quality education and the challenges that remain.

In this classroom, some students with disabilities receive more personalized attention. Kisiwandui primary school. Tanzania. CREDIT: GPE/Chantal Rigaud

By Eleni Papakosta, Global Partnership for Education

GPE analyzed how disability and inclusive education are handled in education sector plans and GPE-funded programs in a stocktake report.

Leaders and youth advocates gathered for a youth education advocates workshop. The workshop, which was supported by Plan International, took place in Dakar on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018. CREDIT: GPE/Sirtaj Kaur

By Mohamed Sidibay

Education activist and former child soldier Mohamed Sidibay reflects on the outcomes of the GPE Financing Conference, and its role in ensuring that world leaders prioritize and recognize the importance of education as the driver for global economic development and security.

School girls sit outside on the school grounds to have lunch at a school in Ethiopia. CREDIT: GPE/Midastouch

By GPE Secretariat

GPE is helping 52 partner countries link health and education. In Cambodia, Ethiopia and Haiti, these school health programs are increasing students' attendance in school and improving learning.

Developing countries host 85% of the total refugee population of the world.| (Source: GEMR/UNHCR Global Trends 2017). Refugee children gather at the entrance of Kiryandongo refugee settlement in Uganda. In 2017, Uganda hosted close to 1.4 million refugees, most fleeing violence from South Sudan, DR Congo and Burundi. Credit: GPE/Chantal Rigaud

By GPE Secretariat

On World Refugee Day, we shared facts that remind us on the importance of ensuring that all children, including refugees, have access to education when they need it the most.

GPE and partners' flags at the entrance of the Centre international de conférence Abdou Diouf (CICAD). Dakar, Senegal CREDIT: GPE/Natalie Poulson

By GPE Secretariat

A fitting end to this list, this post captures the many results from the Dakar event on February 1 and 2, where more than 1,200 participants gathered for one of the largest education financing conferences ever organized. Thanks to the commitment of all partners, donors pledged US$2.3 billion to the GPE fund, and developing countries pledged US$110 billion from domestic budgets to education for the period 2018-2020.

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It's a very nice and welcoming initiative for Global Partnership for Education spearheading change in the field of education globally . We look forward to learn more from you and still discharge your duties in bringing education to the door step of every child irrespective of religion, country, skin colour, culture, beliefs just to mention a few. Expecting more exploits from you in 2019.

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