Baking the Cake after 2015: Do the EFA Goals have the Right Ingredients?


By Alexandra Draxler, former UNESCO education specialist.

The 12th September NORRAG  workshop on education and skills post 2015 was a wide-ranging discussion on the objectives, actors and levers of the post-2015 agenda.  As Simon McGrath pointed out in his earlier post, participants looked at issues related to the universal nature of the goals, development  theory in general, the relationships between global and local, and the imbalance between North and South in terms of policy conception and analysis (see the other related NORRAG blog posts on the 12th Sept meeting here: part 1, part 2).   We also took a look at the driving forces behind Education for All (EFA) (the “industry”) and how its configuration might change post-2015. This post aims to continue the debate by looking at some of the flaws in the original EFA design.

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