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The Education Commission’s #Learning Generation: Putting Evidence to Work

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The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity (The Education Commission) was set up in 2015 to reinvigorate the case for investing in education and ensure all children and young people have the opportunity to gain the skills they need for adulthood and work in the 21st century. Chaired by Gordon Brown, the Commission brings together an illustrious group of leaders including former heads of state and government, Nobel Laureates, leaders from business, economics, health, education and other sectors. In September 2016, The Commission launched a bold, evidence-based plan to create the Learning Generation. Drawing on the world’s best research and policy analysis, the Learning Generation report sets out an agenda for action to get all young people into school and learning within a generation to create the largest expansion of educational opportunity in history.

At this event, you will hear from Liesbet Steer, Director of Research of the Education Commission, about:

The #Learning Generation Vision

Turning the report into action.

Putting evidence to work.

Discussants will respond to the key recommendations of the Learning Generation report:

Luis Benveniste, Practice Manager Education, Global Engagement and Knowledge, World Bank

Rachel Hinton, Head, Education and Research Team, Department for International Development

Olav Seim, Policy Director Education, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Moderator: Pauline Rose, REAL Centre, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge


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