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Three Messages on School Meals for the Global Food Security Summit
November 20, 2023
As the Global Food Security Summit gets underway, we propose three messages for leading stakeholders to pay heed to.
Increasing Disclosure of Gender-Based Violence in Schools: Lessons from a Systematic Review
November 03, 2023
Across the world, children are facing unacceptable levels of violence in schools. We need more and better data to understand this problem and find the best ways to eliminate violence in schools. But getting accurate measures of violence is not easy. When it comes to collecting data for children in s...
From Evidence to Policy-Making: What Should Be In Kenya’s Next Education and Training Gender Policy?
November 01, 2023
In recent decades, concerted efforts to promote access, equity, and inclusivity in education have improved school enrollment for girls and marginalized and disadvantaged populations. Kenya is no exception: it has reached gender parity at the primary school level, and the Kenyan government has implem...
The Future of Research Partnerships: Reflections from Four Years of Practice
August 30, 2023
There’s a representation problem in the fields of economics and research that has been well documented. As my colleagues have written about previously here and here, studies have shown that only 5 percent of papers in top journals study low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), and research output is...
Feeding Ghana’s Future: Navigating Challenges for Sustainable School Feeding in Ghana
August 15, 2023
Everyone agrees that Ghana's school feeding programme is an important and useful social programme…but insufficient and poor quality food is compromising its impacts; government financing remains a challenge; and it lacks lacks broader support and accountability mechanisms. The programme has huge pot...
Not My Problem: Breaking Down Sectoral Silos in School Meals
June 13, 2023
School feeding is one of those social policy interventions that are hard to pigeonhole in traditional sectors. The benefits span various facets of the beneficiaries’ lives and the local economy. So who should bear the responsibility and cost of provision of school meals? Despite strong political and...
Ministerial Musical Chairs: World Bank Education Projects Lose Momentum amidst Leadership Churn in Borrowing Governments
April 25, 2023
Much ink has been spilled over the impact of borrowing country institutions and the policies and practices of donor organizations on aid effectiveness. But what do we know about the role of those individuals who often represent the key interface between country-level institutions and donor-funded pr...