Quality education is one of the most leveraged investments for catalyzing development, promoting global health and reducing poverty, and universal education is one of the U.N. Millennium Development Goals. Despite significant progress since the goals were created, 132 million children and youth are still out of school today. Experts with the Center for Universal Education, joined by other experts across Brookings, examine the global education architecture, the role of foreign assistance and educational strategies.
Reuters/Muhammad Hamed - Women take part in a demonstration after Friday prayers in Amman, held by the Islamic Action Front and other opposition parties to call for an end to Israel's military offensive in the Gaza Strip, July 18, 2014.
Lifting the Barriers for Economic Progress of Women in Jordan
September 15, 2014, Mayyada Abu Jaber
Despite increased employment opportunities for youth in Jordan, gender economic integration remains a challenge. Mayyada Abu Jaber discusses her forthcoming research on steps to lift the barriers for economic progress of women in Jordan, including increased focus on education.
Latin America and the Caribbean
September 12, 2014, Rebecca Winthrop
September 8, 2014
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September 6, 2014, Julia Gillard
August 25, 2014, Urvashi Sahni
August 22, 2014, Kate Anderson
August 13, 2014, Julia Gillard
August 7, 2014, Gabriel Sanchez-Zinny and James McBride
August 6, 2014, David Crone and Chernor Bah
August 4, 2014, Maysa Jalbout, Sarah Dryden-Peterson and Kevin Watkins
August 1, 2014, Rebecca Winthrop and Eileen McGivney
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Director, Center for Universal Education
Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development
Justin W. van Fleet
Nonresident Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Center for Universal Education
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