The top 20 blogs of 2022

Discover or read again the blog posts published over the past 12 months on the GPE website that garnered the highest numbers of readers.

December 20, 2022 by GPE Secretariat
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The top 20 blogs of 2022

As the year comes to a close, we look back at the most popular blogs published this year. In total, we published close to 170 blogs, including a few series covering gender equality, quality teaching, knowledge and innovation, Edtech, advocacy, and most recently climate change.

We are grateful that partners continue to share their stories, reports, observations and findings on the GPE platform. Our blogs have gathered more than 800,000 views this year.

Here are the top 20 posts of 2022:

By Ministry of Federal Education & Professional Training-Pakistan

GPE-funded program is generating grass-root level awareness about how students, teachers and parents can maintain good health and hygiene along with keeping positive mental health.

By Neha Bhatia, Deborah Marie Rodríguez García and Sarah Sexton, Sesame Workshop

The makers of Sesame Street launched a library of educational videos designed to bring playful early learning opportunities to children everywhere, especially those affected by conflict and crisis. These animated videos feature beloved Sesame Muppets like Elmo along with new friends like Ameera, who learn together through play.

By Teresa Omondi-Adeitan, FAWE Africa

In Africa, as elsewhere globally, teenage pregnancies spiked in many countries following pandemic-related school closures.

By Gouri Gupta, Rhea Handa and Riya Sarin, Central Square Foundation

Read how Central Square Foundation, a non-profit organization, is helping India take advantage of technology to support learning in low-income communities.

By Andaleeb Alam, UNICEF, and Dr. Nathan M. Castillo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Learning at your own pace, catching up on missed classes, filling learning gaps… EdTech products can offer many solutions in lower-income countries. A new analysis by UNICEF shows good practices and areas for improvement to make these products more equitable and effective.

By Sarah Beardmore, GPE Secretariat

With clear and multidirectional links between education and climate protection, the potential for education to ensure sustainability and mitigate the impacts of climate change is undeniable. Here are 5 key takeaways for the education community from COP27.

By Jodie Van Horn, Purpose

Sharing movement-building strategies to support children’s holistic development through play.

By Kalako Mondiwa GPE NGO Consortium, Save the Children, Sierra Leone, and Pauline Nadim, Humanity & Inclusion - Sierra Leone and Liberia

The GPE NGO Consortium is a collective of highly experienced national and international NGOs with significant technical expertise, a deep understanding of the education system in Sierra Leone and the operational capacity to deliver quickly and effectively.

By Joy Nafungo, GPE KIX/International Development Research Centre

African countries have different policies when it comes to allowing girls in school after they become pregnant, and the COVID-19 pandemic also impacted girls’ access to education. But there are good examples supporting girls in GPE partner countries.

By Joanna Clark, Deaf Child Worldwide

Deaf education in the developing world has always faced challenges, and these have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. But what exactly was the impact of the pandemic on deaf children’s schooling? And what needs to change now to give them the education they deserve?

By Joy Nafungo, Tricia Wind and Sangay Jamtsho, IDRC Alice Jowett and Sarah Bouchie, the LEGO Foundation, and Christin McConnell GPE Secretariat

Read how the LEGO Foundation and the GPE Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX) are supporting 5 new promising initiatives aiming at strengthening early learning in 11 countries of East, West and Southern Africa.

By Carlos Vargas-Tamez, International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030

Key takeaways from the 2021 Policy Dialogue Forum, including those related to innovations in teaching and learning, teacher education and policy.

A teacher being evaluated in her classroom by her supervisor at the Nyamachaki Primary School, Nyeri County in Kenya. Credit: GPE/Kelley Lynch

By Mary Burns, Education Development Center

Classroom observations are useful in supporting teachers, but in their current form many observations may not be valuable.

By Kamanda Kamara, Signe Roeslsgaard and Timothy Sam Plan International Sierra Leone

In Sierra Leone, the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education, with support from Plan International, has set up a Youth Advisory Group. The aim is to ensure that decision making at all levels of the education sector happens with children and young people at the center.

By Verna Lalbeharie and David Hollow, EdTech Hub

The authors call for an evidence-based future for EdTech in low-income countries. They explain how the EdTech Hub contributes to this, and pose five key questions that everyone working in EdTech should be obsessed with asking and answering.

By Tiffany Drake, Girls Opportunity Alliance, Suzanne Ehlers, Malala Fund, and Safeena Husain, Educate Girls

Advocates for girls' education ring the alarm: the topic must be addressed meaningfully at the Transforming Education Summit called by the UN Secretary-General.

By Laura Abadia and Romane Delcourt, OECD Development Center

This blog shines a light on emerging characteristics and trends of philanthropy for education based on the second edition of OECD’s report on Private Philanthropy for Development.

By Anne Guison Dowdy, Nidhi Khattri and Jorge Ubaldo Colin Pescina, GPE Secretariat

COVID-19 and persisting inequalities are jeopardizing decades of progress in gender equality. It’s now more important than ever to measure progress accurately and effectively against our goal to ensure girls and boys have equal opportunities and access to services to be healthy, educated and safe.

By Charles North, GPE Secretariat

Ahead of the Transforming Education Summit called by the UN Secretary-General on September 19, GPE Acting CEO detailed three priorities for world leaders to bring transformational change to education systems and give millions of children access to learning.

By GPE Secretariat

For International Youth Day, we asked GPE youth leaders to write a to-do list for decision makers on how to transform education. These are their 10 priorities.

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