On July 17, 2018 USAID released a draft U.S. Strategy on International Basic Education for public comment, as required by the Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development (READ) Act. The READ Act stipulates that USAID must produce a whole-of-government international basic education strategy by September 8th, 2018. The draft strategy was open for public comment from July 17th through July 22nd, 2018.
This How-To Note offers recommendations, country examples, and other resources that support education staff and partners at different phases of the Program Cycle. It incorporates global good practices, key policies, and research to ensure that the harmful effects of negative gender norms and attitudes are redressed in education systems and services.
This event brought together practitioners, researchers, and policymakers to discuss the current evidence, implementation challenges, promising approaches, and innovative SEL interventions. These discussions helped inform the U.S. government’s policy priorities and implementation guidance on how to best improve SEL outcomes for children in crisis.
Room to Read (Christine Beggs and Ryan Hebert) recently shared their experience with developing a comprehensive life skills assessment with the BEC M&E Working Group. The presentation outlined a multi-country process to develop and refine an assessment that measures knowledge, attitudes and skills across nine discrete life skills.
Basic Education Coalition (BEC) members are following the recommendations of the World Bank's 2018 World Development Report to strengthen and diversify the education workforce. BEC was pleased to engage in dialogue about lessons learned with a panel at the World Bank's Civil Society Policy Forum (CSPF) on April 18th.
Check out the fun video CIES made of the conference: "A Look Back".
The BEC Board of Directors was pleased to welcome Julie Cram, newly appointed Senior Coordinator of United States International Basic Education Assistance, on Thursday, April 19th, for an introductory meeting. Ms. Cram was accompanied by Robert Burch, Anna Roberts, Jeff Mettille, and Gina Fu, of USAID's Education Office.
BEC Members are preparing for a record number of presentations at CIES this year. Check them out in our BEC CIES 2018 Program. Print a copy to bring with you!
Thank you to Renata Molinari Borges da Costa for undertaking this project!