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Editor’s Note & Call for Chapters on Teacher Education

by |May 30th, 2018

Editor’s Note & Call for Chapters:  Teacher Education Volume by the South Asia Special Interest Group at Comparative International Education Society By Radhika Iyengar & Matthew Witenstein   South Asia Special Interest Group (SIG) at the Comparative International Education Society (CIES) is coming-up with their 2nd volume under Palgrave Macmillan. The SIG’s first book on Participatory… read more

Stepping into a Virtual Reality Classroom for Teacher Training

by |May 23rd, 2018

By Haein Shin & Tara Stafford Ocansey Addressing the global learning crisis and closing the digital divide requires systems of education that equip young learners with 21st century skills that can be enabled through integration of technology tools in their classrooms. However, teachers often lack not only digital skills themselves, but also the pedagogical breadth—to meaningfully… read more

Let local governments and small-scale organizations lead us towards Sustainable Development

by |May 21st, 2018

Source: Haein Shin, Radhika Iyengar, Tara Stafford Ocansey, Joaquin Aviles Lopez, Patricia Oviedo: UNDER ONE ROOF, BRINGING DIGITAL SKILLS, SOLAR ENERGY & HOPE FOR FUTURE EMPLOYMENT Sachs et. al. (2016) released the first ever SDG Index and Dashboards report in July 2016. The report did not present any surprises, but did illuminate the promising hope… read more

Under One Roof, Bringing Digital Skills, Solar Energy & Hope for Future Employment To Women

by |May 3rd, 2018

By Haein Shin, Radhika Iyengar, Tara Stafford Ocansey, Joaquin Aviles Lopez, Patricia Oviedo While the global trend advances further into faster and more efficient technology-enabled education, health, agriculture, energy and communications, there remain significant gaps that go unnoticed amidst the sweeping advancements in gender parity, electrification and opportunities for employment. The global access to electricity… read more

Donor Perspectives: A Conversation with Jennifer Gross

by |April 16th, 2018

The Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) was established to mobilize scientific expertise for the development of innovative solutions to the challenges of sustainable development. CSD’s research and technical support has helped enable partner governments, companies and NGOs to implement innovative interventions in education and health in countries across sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. All this… read more

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Celebrating Young Women’s Economic Empowerment for International Women’s Day 2018

by |March 8th, 2018

On this International Women’s Day of 2018, the era of the Sustainable Development Goals in full swing, we are witnessing more and more women completing higher levels of education, and taking on more leadership roles in governments. In Rwanda, for example, women make up more than half of seats in parliament. Cultural shifts are taking… read more

Trump’s tariff move shows he flunked economics

by |March 2nd, 2018

As featured on | March 2, 2018 President Donald Trump fired the first shot in a delusional and destructive trade war: tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum. Shares of US Steel jumped 5.75%, about $460 million in market capitalization, but the overall US stock market capitalization fell by more than 1%, around $340 billion. A few steel… read more

Categories: Economy, Policy

Trump’s War Psyche and World Peace

by |February 23rd, 2018

As featured on Project Syndicate | by Bandy X. Lee & Jeffrey D. Sachs | February 23, 2018 When Donald Trump took office early last year, many pundits believed that he would settle into his presidency and pivot to normality. But a large number of America’s mental health experts didn’t see it that way. They warned that… read more

Categories: Peace, Policy, Politics

On International Mother Language Day: Use science driven approaches to improve local language literacy

by |February 21st, 2018

Previous research suggests that teaching in local language that the children are familiar in makes them literate faster. Many countries have formulated policies to ensure that local language is the language of instruction at school. However, many countries still prefer English or French as their official language at school. Research suggests that it takes at… read more

Ending America’s Disastrous Role in Syria

by |February 16th, 2018

As featured on Project Syndicate | February 16, 2018 Much of the carnage that has ravaged Syria during the past seven years is due to the actions of the United States and its allies in the Middle East. Now, faced with an alarming risk of a renewed escalation of fighting, it’s time for the United Nations Security… read more

Categories: Peace, Policy