Development

Free Education Programs and Quality: A Tale of Two Amazing Old Men

Free Education Programs and Quality: A Tale of Two Amazing Old Men

Using case studies investigating Kenya’s free primary education (FPE) program, which has been implemented since 2003, I outlined its major success – primarily the reversal of the hitherto declining school enrollment rates experienced during the 1990s. Eliminating user fees triggered […]

 
 

This Week’s Policy: Why Should Africa Invest in People Now?

This Week’s Policy: Why Should Africa Invest in People Now?

Ritva Reinikka, World Bank Director for Human Development in Africa, speaks about what’s happening in the region on the human development front—that is, in education, health, and social protection—and about what is needed in the run-up to 2015, when the […]

 
 

The African Futures Project

The African Futures Project

Most of the globe may still be reeling from the great recession, but one continent is booming. Surprise—it’s Africa. The video explores some of the reasons to the rise of African economies and the future that awaits these economies.

 
 

Africa should not look to China

 
 

Africa’s Begging Bowl Leaks!