Education

by |March 8th, 2017

As featured in State of the Planet | March 8, 2017 By Justine Dowden & Yanis Ben Amor When Sunita, a student in rural South India, got her period for the first time she was sure she was on the brink of death. For the previous 12 years of her life, she had always known blood… read more

South African university crisis needs a change of policy, not just more money

by |October 27th, 2016

As featured in The Conversation | 27 October 2016 South Africa’s finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, has had to juggle two competing sets of demands in approaching the 2016 medium term budget. On the one hand the government’s debt-to-GDP ratio has doubled since the global financial crisis in 2009. Since then, South Africa has also suffered from low economic… read more

International Day of the Girl

by |October 13th, 2016

By Tara Stafford Ocansey, Radhika Iyengar and Haein Shin, as featured in the Huffington Post |  13 October 2016. Today as we celebrate International Day of the Girl, we know that girls with secondary education are six times less likely to be married as children, and twice as likely to send their children to school. We know a… read more

Why students should bear some of the burden of hikes

by |October 3rd, 2016

As featured in Business Live | 3 October 2016 The Fees Must Fall campaign of 2015 has placed the financing of higher education at centre stage in the political arena. Students complain that fees have increased at rates higher than consumer price inflation. This has indeed been the case from 2009 to 2015, with the rate… read more

The financing of higher education in South Africa

by |September 22nd, 2016

As featured in Econ3x3 | 22 September 2016 Higher-than-inflation increases in student fees since 2009 often are blamed on declining government subsidies to universities. This is not entirely correct, if one considers real per-student subsidies. Fee increases resulted mainly from cost pressures faced by universities due to growing student numbers and a weakening rand. These pressures… read more

Does the Ghanaian Schooling System Make Children Literate?

by |May 12th, 2016

As featured in the Huffington Post | 12 May 2016 Northern Ghana region is well known for its rural and remote environment. Schools are far apart and access becomes an issue, especially in the rainy season. Despite many attempts from the District Education Officials, teachers don’t prefer to reside in the area. They commute by public… read more

Categories: Education, Ghana

A more intuitive approach to ICT integration put to the test in Rwanda

by |May 12th, 2016

Five years ago, when Connect To Learn was launched, conventional wisdom informing new ICT in education programs often assumed that with access to devices and broadband connectivity, remote, resource-poor schools could be transformed through access to the world of learning resources available online. Connect To Learn’s initial technology solution was designed accordingly by partner Ericsson,… read more

Categories: Education

Citizens Opting Into Testing Find Students Are Not Learning, Now They Need Answers

by |April 14th, 2016

Dr. Radhika Iyengar, Director of Education at the Center for Sustainable Development, discusses the importance of assessing learning outcomes with the International Education News Network (IENN). Watch the full video here: http://internationaleducationnews.com/citizens-opting-into-testing-find-students-are-not-learning-now-need-answers/

Categories: Education

CSD’s Connect to Learn initiative is featured in Glamour Magazine

by |March 22nd, 2016

Glamour Magazine’s Maggie Mertens visited Myanmar in January to learn more about how Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is improving the quality of education for thousands of students in Mon and Bago districts. Connect to Learn, a joint initiative of the Center for Sustainable Development / Earth Institute, Ericsson, and Millennium Promise, aims to ensure all children have… read more

Medak District, Telangana State in India is trying something new and here is why we need to pay attention to it…

by |March 15th, 2016

As featured in the Huffington Post | 14 March 2016 Ronald Rose, an enterprising District Collector of Medak District of India’s Telangana state has his heart towards health and education sector reforms. Under the leadership of Dr. Nirupam Bajpai of the Columbia Global Center, Mumbai, a team of learning experts from Columbia University New York will… read more

Categories: Education