Archive for month May, 2017

  • May 5, 2017

    Achieving sustainable...

    Foreign exchange (FX) risk is a significant barrier to sustainable development in emerging and frontier countries. This risk jeopardises the sustainability of agriculture, food security, SMEs, infrastructure, energy, and environment/climate change projects; sectors critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • May 4, 2017

    Skilled migration...

    There are 244 million international migrants living abroad worldwide. Today, we are told that too many migrants are pressing at the borders of the Western world. And this requires barriers – either material (walls) or formal (legal constraint to obtain first permits). Meanwhile, wealthy people can literally buy access to the EU...

  • May 3, 2017

    Educational Equality...

    The idea of educational justice is a powerful critique of educational public policies oriented primarily towards economic efficiency via human capital formation. Rather than fetichizing aggregate economic growth, the idea of educational justice prioritizes individualrights to education. Because education is of both intrinsic and instrumental value for each and every individual, educational justice...

  • May 3, 2017

    Education System...

    Walking through downtown Tuxtla Gutierrez was not a nice task that summer of 2016. As it started raining, I hurried to find shelter under the next available roof. Aiming for the same dry spot there were Karla and Manuel, a couple in their mid-twenties. It was easy to see that...

  • May 3, 2017

    Education Among...

    In March, 2017, six years since the start of the Syrian civil war, the UNHCR announced that the number of Syrian refugees in neighboring countries had surpassed 5 million. Now in its seventh year, the war in Syria has cost more than 3.3 million Syrian school-aged children their education. Prior to...

  • May 3, 2017

    How to...

      Latin American and the Caribbean region is still falling behind of the advanced economies in educational outcomes. Ten countries of the region participated in the sixth Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which assessed scientific, mathematical and reading literacy: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru, Trinidad and...