Recent Blogs

▸ Published on 02 June 2022

▸ Author(s): Moses Ngware, Shem Bodo

The COVID-19 pandemic presented unprecedented challenges to education in African countries. In response, researchers have mobilized to produce actionable evidence that supports system recovery and resilience. What can this experience teach us about the ability of education systems to absorb the shock of a crisis? How can research help assess—in real time—government efforts to change policy and practice to sustain learning?

▸ Published on 09 May 2022

▸ Author(s): Cedric Christian Ngnaoussi Elongue

The Africa Policymaker Forum (APF) is a joint community of practice launched by the Education Commission (EC) and ADEA to discuss delivery challenges and strategies for addressing them and improve education service delivery across Africa.

▸ Published on 13 April 2022

▸ Author(s): Cedric Christian Ngnaoussi Elongue

In education management, assessment helps to determine the effectiveness of teaching and the various needs of an education system. However, the COVID-19 restrictions, and school closures that followed, complicated the use of traditional in-person or in-class learning assessment approaches.

▸ Published on 08 March 2022

▸ Author(s): Fatoumata Fofana-Askia

School is a place of knowledge. It is an institution that distills and imparts knowledge and skills, in various fields, coupled with attitudes and values. It shapes the vision of the leaders of nations. It educates and creates social classes. Thus, we have illiterates and intellectuals. School is an indispensable detour for any ambitious person who wants to be accepted or to make a place for herself or himself in modern society. Clearly, going to school is a necessity for "success."

▸ Published on 08 March 2022

▸ Author(s): Shem Bodo

Interventions that are likely to be impactful are those that are anchored on sound policies and strategies, are well-planned and resourced, are efficiently executed, and are effectively monitored and evaluated. This presupposes a ‘normal environment’ yet these conditions are hardly met fully during ‘normal times’ when it comes to Africa.

▸ Published on 01 February 2022

▸ Author(s): Aminata Siahoué

The ADEA Inter-Country Node on Technical and Vocational Skills Development (ICQN-TVSD) initiated consultations with its country focal points between June 2020 and June 2021 to monitor and evaluate the responses of the ICQN’s member countries to the global health crisis related to the COVID-19 pandemic that began in December 2019.

▸ Published on 24 November 2021

▸ Author(s): Charry Lee

At the end of September, the DeliverEd Initiative hosted the third session of the bi-monthly African Policymaker Forum on Delivery Approaches and COVID-19 Response.

▸ Published on 25 October 2021

▸ Author(s): Anjusha Durbarry, Romeela Mohee

The COVID-19 challenge is unparalleled, triggering major changes among economic and educational sectors, including the Higher education sector. The bases of this unique ecosystem have been impacted significantly, creating the most severe disruption in the world’s higher education systems in history.

▸ Published on 14 October 2021

▸ Author(s): Izel Kipruto, Pauline Essah, Pauline Rose, Samuel Asare, Sandra Baxter

As education stakeholders increase their efforts to address low learning outcomes for students in sub-Saharan Africa, drawing on context-specific evidence to inform education policy and practice is imperative.

▸ Published on 16 September 2021

▸ Author(s): Shem Bodo

The COVID-19 pandemic caused school closures in most countries in Africa and globally, resulting in major disruptions to education. Many countries have made great strides in safely reopening schools to improve access to equitable and quality education.

▸ Published on 15 September 2021

▸ Author(s): Charry Lee

In mid-July, the DeliverEd initiative hosted the second session of the bi-monthly African Policymaker Forum on Delivery Approaches and COVID-19 Response. The participants shared their goals for overcoming challenges and the various delivery approaches needed to achieve the goals.

▸ Published on 19 July 2021

▸ Author(s): Michael Weber, Victoria Levin

Youth aged 15-24 make up 1.2 billion people in the world and it is projected to increase to 1.3 billion by 2030, with some countries and regions experiencing rapid growth, or so-called “youth bulges.” More than one million young people enter the labor market each month in India and in sub-Saharan Africa. 

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