Blog: Delivering equality of opportunity for children: 5 key questions for the Open Working Group

03 Feb 2014

This week (3–7 February) sees the eighth meeting of the UN’s ‘open working group on sustainable development. A web-based discussion thread on the World We Want website has been discussing inequality issues ahead of the OWG.

New journal special issue: School Quality Counts

31 Jan 2014

At a time when the focus of much international education research and intervention is shifting to school quality, it is important to retain a focus on the learning effects of school attendance per se, especially in countries where enrolment is not universal and where children attend a range of grades in schools of diverse types.

Blog: Learning For All by 2015: Are we on track? And where are we going?

30 Jan 2014

Elisabetta Aurino reflects on the 2014 UNESCO Global Monitoring Report published yesterday.

Educational trajectories research in Germany

28 Jan 2014

Zoe James and Caine Rolleston are just back from a visit to the the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) at the University of Bamberg.

PERI-Young Lives Call for Research Proposals: Privatisation in Education

23 Jan 2014

The Privatisation in Education Research Initiative (PERI) and Young Lives are seeking to commission a number of policy-oriented research papers which use Young Lives school survey data to look at the impact of privatisation on children's outcomes and on school systems.

Blog: What can be done about India’s failing primary schools?

20 Jan 2014

As India’s Annual Survey of Education Report (ASER) is released Abhijeet Singh reflects on how abysmal learning levels in the country are.

Young Lives comment on the Addressing Inequalities global consulation on the Open Working Group's issue brief on inequality

09 Jan 2014

In anticipation of the Eighth Session of the UN Open Working Group (3-7 February 2014), AINA hosted a global consultation on the brief on ‘Promoting Equality, including Social Equity’ written by the the Open Working Group’s Technical Support Team. Here are the comments the Young Lives team submitted to the consultation.

Call for Applications: Niños del Milenio data workshop, Peru (20 Feb 2014)

03 Jan 2014

As part of its dissemination and capacity-building activities, the Niños del Milenio team in Peru will be hosting a workshop to promote use of the Young Lives data on 20 and 21 February 2014.

Inequalities in children's outcomes: conference papers now published

02 Jan 2014

We have just published 10 new papers on inequalities in children’s outcomes. All of the papers use Young Lives data to discuss the extent of inequalities in key indicators of children’s well-being, how inequalities change as children grow up and the factors that mitigate or reinforce early inequalities.

Blog: 13 things we learned in 2013

31 Dec 2013

A summary of some of the work we've done in 2013.

Young Lives e-newsletter #11 (Highlights from 2013)

19 Dec 2013

We have just sent out the latest issue of our e-newsletter (December 2013). Sign up to receive future issues.

In conversation with Alula Pankhurst: Urban redevelopment in Ethiopia

16 Dec 2013

You Tube interview with Alula Pankhurst reflecting on what urban redevelopment will mean for children living in three urban areas that are due to be demolished.

In conversation with Vanessa Rojas: Adolescent well-being in Peru

15 Dec 2013

YouTube video interview about young people's aspirations and how they define their sense of well-being in Peru.

The Right to Learn: Community Participation in Improving Learning

11 Dec 2013

A new report from Save the Children demonstrates the power parents and local communities can wield in improving quality education and realising the universal right to learn.

Blog: Child poverty in India and the limits to growth

03 Dec 2013

Am just back from visiting colleagues in Andhra Pradesh last week to attend the launch of the new Division for Child Studies, at the Centre for Economic and Social Studies, timed to coincide with World Children’s Day – the anniversary of global commitments to children through the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Living in Urban Areas due for Redevelopment: Perspectives from Children in Ethiopia

29 Nov 2013

Our latest study looks at what children think and feel about living in a urban areas which are due to be demolished and redeveloped.

Young Lives researcher honoured in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

28 Nov 2013

Mary Penny, Young Lives Principal Investigator in Peru, has been awarded an MBE for services to nutrition and health sciences in Peru and in developing countries

New centre for Child Studies launched in Hyderabad

28 Nov 2013

A new collaborative initiative between the Centre for Economic and Social Studies and the UNICEF Office for Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka aims to promote research, document best practice, and create a platform to contribute to better policies for children.

Blog: Education goals post-2015 - where is the world going?

22 Nov 2013

Santiago Cueto reflects on a meeting convened by the World Bank on Assessment for Global Learning that he recently attended in Washington.

We need to end child poverty in order to break the cycle of poverty.