World Bank warns of 'learning crisis' in global education

Millions of young students in low and middle-income countries face the prospect of lost opportunity and lower wages in later life because their primary and secondary schools are failing to educate them to succeed in life. Warning of ‘a learning crisis...

Education at risk for thousands of children after successive earthquakes in Mexico – UNICEF

On 9 September 2017 in Oaxaca, Mexico, adolescent volunteers from San Blas Atempa help to remove debris and clear the...

EU increases humanitarian aid budget for education of children in emergencies

The European Commission on September 20 has announced it will further increase the part of humanitarian funding dedicated to getting children into education in crisis zones around the world. In 2018, 8% of the EU's humanitarian budget will go to...

World leaders commit to tackling global education crisis that is holding back millions of children and threatening progress and stability

On 1 November 2016, damage from conflict is clearly visible at a school in Ramadi, Anbar Governorate. UNICEF is currently...

New Broadband Commission report highlights emerging global skills gap


Alarming Spike in Number of Syrian Refugee Children out of School, Exposing Thousands to Child Marriage and Exploitation

More Syrian refugee children in the Middle East are now out of school compared to last year, with the most vulnerable and marginalized bearing the brunt of the crisis.

Right of education for 1 million Palestinian children at risk

Children going back to school in Gaza.

Benefits of university education remain high but vary widely across fields of study

Tertiary enrolment is expanding rapidly, with very strong returns for individuals and taxpayers, but new evidence shows that universities can fail to offer, and individuals fail to pursue, the fields of study that promise the greatest labour-market...