Higher education spaces and protracted displacement: how learner-­centered pedagogies and human­-centered design can unleash refugee innovation

This paper analyses the contribution of Open Educational Resources (OERs) to building 21st century skills and explores the value of tutoring and mentoring models, learner retention, learning technologies, and provision of language and subject matter support that best mediate higher ­level learning in fragile contexts. Variables such as sustainability, operability, equal access, cultural and linguistic… Read more

Opportunities for change: education innovation and reform during and after conflict

Conflict and displacement create distinctive challenges for education practitioners. However, opportunities for reform and positive change within the sector also arise simultaneously during and after conflict. This book explores some of the prospects for positive transformation. A series of 10 case studies presents specific examples of how positive change has been implemented in the education… Read more

The state of the world’s children 2015: reimagine the future

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the 2015 edition of The State of the World’s Children calls for brave and fresh thinking to address age-old problems that still affect the world’s most disadvantaged children. The report is inspired by the work of innovators around the world who… Read more

Innovative Financing Mechanisms for Education

Though most innovative financing mechanisms to date have collected money for global health, there is also scope for innovative financing mechanisms to fund education in developing countries. This paper discusses the mechanisms that may be appropriate for financing different stages of education. Mechanisms that draw funds from the global financial markets are possible at all… Read more

PhD capacity-building, from aid to innovation: the SANPAD-SANTRUST experience

The article illustrates how the South Africa–Netherlands Research Programme on Alternatives in Development (SANPAD), a doctoral research preparation programme for candidates on the African continent, evolved from an aid programme to an exemplary model of innovation, namely SANTRUST, an ownership-driven partnership within the framework of internationalization. This model of innovation includes a programme with a… Read more

Health in Tanzania

This report gives an overview of the health situation in Tanzania and their progress towards the goals set in the health Millennium Development Goals. The Joint External Evaluation of the Health Sector in Tanzania concluded that the Health SWAp has contributed to improvements in health outcomes and to improvements in the quality of health services… Read more

Innovations in Education

There is a significant body of evidence showing the efforts of educational institutes all over the world to innovate their educational systems in order to extend services, improve performance and communication flows, and to reduce costs. There is a wide list of diverse promoters of innovative initiatives in education including international organisations active in the… Read more