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  • Addressing the Challenges of Delivering Quality Secondary Education to all Children in the Developing World

    by Brent Harlow In this installment of our series, which reviews the latest research on how to best improve education outcomes in the developing world, I turn to the state of secondary education and the unique challenges that state and non-state actors face as they try to provide young people with the post-primary education they will need in order to succeed in the dynamic, knowledge- and technology-based global economy of the twenty-first century. Given that the need for quality secondary schooling is growing faster than states are able to build up robust, inclusive, high-quality secondary education systems, there is an extremely important role for non-state actors to play in helping to meet some of this demand, especially for those students most at risk of being left behind in the “new economy.’ And given the relative scarcity of high-school graduates in some parts of the developing world, rates of return on investment in secondary education are likely to remain high. In this cont...
  • Lemkin Summit to End Genocide and Mass Atrocities

    By Yejide Obisesan and Chloe Eoyang [color=#669933][i] “Why is the killing of a million a lesser crime than the killing of a [/i] [i] single individual?”[/i][i] [/i] [i] -Raphael Lemkin[/i][/color][color=#66cc33][i] [/i][/color] [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/enoughproject/25651844877/in/album-72157693201922224/]Link to Source[/url] As we shuffled into our seats at the back of the room, I readjusted my name tag. The blue ink used to write my name was running, as some droplets of water from my umbrella had found their way onto my name-tag. It was an appropriately gloomy day; rainy and cold. We Givologist had the opportunity to join hundreds of students and community leaders at American University in Washington, D.C., to learn about the ongoing fight against genocide and mass atrocities— not an especially wonderful topic, but unfortunately, extremely relevant. The third annual Lemkin Summit to End Genocide and Mass Atrocities is named after Polish lawyer and Activist [url=http://h...
  • Training teachers to improve learning outcomes in the developing world

    By Brent Harlow In this series, I have been looking at the latest research on what actually works to improve educational outcomes in the developing world, with an emphasis on interventions designed to reduce gender, class, and geographical gaps in enrollment and get more kids into primary school classrooms. This particular problem— how best to increase enrollment— has received a good deal of attention from researchers, activists, and development organizations, and was reflected in the United Nations’ Millenium Development Goal of achieving universal primary education by 2015 [url=http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/](Link to source)[/url]. It is perhaps because this push to enroll every child, everywhere, in primary school has been so successful (even as certain enrollment disparities persist) that a new problem has arisen or, at least, become much more visible. Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo have argued that as more children coming from less privileged backgrounds enroll in pri...
  • Impact Series Podcast: Aunnie Patton Power from Intelligent Impact

    Check out the latest podcast series on [url=https://soundcloud.com/givology]Soundcloud [/url]and [url=https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/givology-impact-series-podcast/id1271456774?mt=2]iTunes[/url]! Vandana: Welcome to the Givology Impact Series podcast, in which we share the experiences and inspirations of social entrepreneurs and changemakers around the world in education. I'm Vandana. We're delighted to have Aunnie Patton Power from Intelligent Impact with us today. Aunnie founded an Intelligent Impact in 2017. A reformed M&A investment banker, she began her impact investing career in 2010 with Unitus Capital in Bangalore and has since worked in a variety of settings across Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. She is currently an associate fellow at the University of Oxford Said Business School and an advisor to the Bertha Center for Social Innovation at the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business. In these roles, she lectures on Innovative Finance...
  • Impact Series Podcast: Appalachian Community Fund

    [font=OpenSansRegular, arial, sans-serif] [/font][/color] Check out our latest podcast with Margo Miller from Appalachian Community Fund on [url=itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/givology-impact-series-podcast/id1271456774?mt=2]iTunes[/url], [url=https://medium.com/@givology./givology-impact-series-appalachian-community-fund-3d1fe742daf2]Medium[/url], and [url=https://soundcloud.com/givology]Soundcloud[/url]! Here's the full transcript: Vandana: Welcome to the Givology Impact Series Podcast in which we share the experiences and inspirations of social entrepreneurs and changemakers around the world in education. I'm Vandana. We're delighted to have Margo Miller from Appalachian Community Fund here with us today. The Appalachian Community Fund (A.C.F.) funds and encourages grassroots social change in central Appalachia. As a community-controlled fund, A.C.F. offers leadership to expand and strengthen the movement for social change through its practices and policies. Margo Miller...