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Learn with Most

MOST is a research programme, designed by UNESCO, to promote international comparative social science research. Its primary emphasis is to support large-scale, long-term autonomous research and to transfer the relevant findings and data to decision-makers. MOST also publishes state of the art reports that assess existing information on specific topics. The overall long-term objective of MOST is to establish sustainable links between the scientific and policy communities and to emphasize the relevance of social science research for policy-formulation.

 
Learn with EFA (Education For All)

The International Consultative Forum on Education for All, or the EFA Forum, as it is generally known, is a coalition of agencies and specialists that keeps basic education high on the world's political agenda. It was set up after the World Conference on Education for All in 1990 to guide follow-up action and provide a forum for continuous consultation among governments and their partners. Its goal? To expand and improve the provision of basic education in order to meet the basic learning needs of all children, youth and adults.
 
EFA No 36 (July-Sept 1999)
Poverty hampers progress in education

More of the 'same old education' will not, by itself, achieve education for all. Flexible approaches are needed to adapt to diverse situations and needs. "Poor people living on the margins of society are the most difficult and the most costly to reach,"Continue
 

EFA No 34 (January-March 1999)
Creating a learning city

For decades the informal garbage collectors living in the slums of Cairo lacked the most basic hygiene, health care and education. Today, living conditions are improving as young men and women receive training in the recycling of waste. This has lead to micro-businesses, youth employment and a demand for literacy, numeracy and health care. Continue

 

 

 
 
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