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Act Today for Tomorrow's Children

Helle Thorning-Schmidt | Posted 06.02.2016 | World
Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Children will be among the greatest beneficiaries of progress toward the SDGs. But, by making their voices heard and shaping policies that will affect them, they also have a pivotal role to play in their delivery.

For an Optimistic Revolution

Alexander Stubb | Posted 05.30.2016 | Technology
Alexander Stubb

The world has seen more than one industrial revolution and another one is already upon us. We should face it as optimists.

Brexit Would Cost Britons A Month's Salary By 2020: OECD

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 04.27.2016 | World
Read More: Brexit, Oecd, World News

LONDON (Reuters) - Leaving the European Union would cost the average working Briton the equivalent of a month's salary by 2020, the Organisation for E...

How and Why China Became Africa's Biggest Aid Donor

The Conversation Africa | Posted 04.26.2017 | World
The Conversation Africa

The foreign aid arena in Africa has traditionally been dominated by the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. However, over the last three decades non-traditional donors such as China, have emerged.

Aid Innovations Which Works

Erik Solheim | Posted 03.10.2017 | World
Erik Solheim

Extreme poverty has been halved and almost all children attend school. But despite the enormous progress made, there are many remaining development gaps. The solutions that will close these gaps will have to partly come from innovative ideas that can be taken to scale.

Why Leaving the EU Will Likely Make Britain Poorer

Stephen Peel | Posted 03.09.2017 | World
Stephen Peel

HONG KONG -- Britain's Achilles' heel is its small size. We don't have the large domestic market that technology companies need to support investments in R&D and capture the scale benefits of networks. It is why too many British-founded technology companies sell out early to U.S. companies or are re-domiciled to Boston or Palo Alto by U.S. venture capitalists.

Mr. Prime Minister, Mr. President: What's on Your Mind When You Think About Women

Sharan Burrow | Posted 03.09.2017 | World
Sharan Burrow

Governments looking to grow economies in this era of instability would be well advised to look at the return on investments in women and the care economy. The ripple effect of women's lives on families, communities and economies is a multiplier that would please most finance ministers.

Dear Netanyahu: Radical Zionists Like You Cannot Survive

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 02.23.2017 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Ending the occupation is not a charitable gift to the Palestinians. Only by accepting their right to a state of their own will Israel remain a Jewish and democratic state enjoying peace and security, instead of being drawn toward an abyss from which there is no salvation.

Low Oil Price and Its Impact on FDI in MENA

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.14.2017 | World
Daniel Wagner

There has been plenty of discussion about the impact of the persistent low oil price on economic performance, employment, and political stability. Less discussed has been its impact on foreign direct investment (FDI), particularly in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

The Global Search for Education: Help Failing Students Improve

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.09.2017 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"All countries can improve their students' performance, given the right policies and the will to implement them."  --  Andreas Schleicher "Low Pe...

How about a dose of optimism?

Erik Solheim | Posted 01.29.2017 | World
Erik Solheim

2015 was the best year throughout the history for most people. There was no lack of negative comments by the end of 2015. Both media and politician...

The Global Search for Education: Trends

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.14.2017 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"There is a lot of pressure placed on education to act as one of the major levers to reduce inequality, but it cannot act alone."  -- Tracey Burns ...

5 Reasons Why Growing Older Won't Be So Bad In 2016

Michael Hodin | Posted 01.13.2017 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

While 2016 will be full of unknowns, one thing is certain: each of us will grow older. Luckily, that's not such a bad thing. The year 2016 will be a great year to age, as the mega-trend of population aging continues to drive innovation globally.

Why Slashing Foreign Aid in Europe to Pay for Refugees Won't Help Solve the Long-Term Crisis

Adam Moe Fejerskov | Posted 12.23.2016 | World
Adam Moe Fejerskov

COPENHAGEN -- The same countries that now over-report refugee costs at home are part of an underfinancing of U.N.-managed refugee camps in the regions -- despite many of them publicly acknowledging regional accommodation as the better solution to the refugee crisis.

Botox and Us

Michael Hodin | Posted 12.01.2016 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

There is a new 21st century health approach to aging in such areas as skin, vision, hearing and muscle and bone mass.

More Proof That American Teachers Are Underpaid And Deserve More Respect

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics

Here's one more indication that American teachers work really, really hard -- and don't make nearly enough. An analysis released Tuesday by the Organ...

Rachel Kyte, World Bank: "Paris and Beyond, What Will You Do?"

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 10.27.2016 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

This year alone, at least 350,000 refugees have fled civil war and terror to seek a better life in Europe. And, according to the Vice President of the World Bank Rachel Kyte, this is a mere harbinger of what the near future holds.

Why Technology, Not Geography, Is Key to Cybersecurity

Carl Bildt | Posted 10.26.2016 | World
Carl Bildt

SEOUL -- The solution to privacy concerns lies not in data localization, but in the development of secure systems and the proper use of encryption. Data storage actually means the continuous transfer of data between users, with no regard for Westphalian borders. Policies born of confusion, chaos and confrontation have no place in this new world of opportunities.

The Global Search for Education: Learning for a New World

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.20.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

In my interview which follows, David Istance, the study's author and senior analyst at OECD's Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI), explains these different levels (micro, meso, and meta) and how they can be integrated into traditional classrooms.

Glitz at the UN, But Less Than $0.01 Per Cup for SDGs

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz | Posted 10.01.2016 | Impact
Fernando Morales-de la Cruz

Sara loves coffee. She is Italian. Sara wants to change the world! Photo Credit: @CAFEFORCHANGE by Diego Mazzarese The Heads of State, Presidents,...

Around the World in 30 Days -- September 2015

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.29.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

In the response from our global teacher bloggers to our September question, "What was your most challenging classroom and how did you turn it around?", a common theme ran through all anecdotes -- an openness to student experience that allows for a more understanding, empathetic response to student's problems.

The Global Search for Education: More Focus on Skills

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.24.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"This study demonstrates that meaningful measures of quality can be determined for many countries and that these would provide clear goals for educati...

The Global Search for Education: New Study - Social and Emotional Learning

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.21.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The Second Step Program in the United States introduces age-appropriate weekly lessons for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. They include activi...

Around the World in 30 Days -- July 2015

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.29.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

This month, I continued my conversations with leaders from around the world on today's pressing issues in education -- from the challenges of graduates seeking jobs to the psychological burden of bullying to the Japanese academic community's protests for peace.

The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs - What are several real ways you have seen bullying reduced?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.27.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Dr. Tracey C. Burns is a Project Leader at the OECD's Centre for Educational Research and Innovation, Directorate for Education and Skills in Paris (@OECD_Edu). She is considered a global expert on the subject of bullying.