Keeping girls in the classroom makes economic sense. The failure of women to finish school costs more than $15tn worldwide in lost lifetime productivity and earnings. But as the FT’s Andrew Jack explains, even simple measures, such as providing uniforms and transport, or incentives that reward teachers for turning up can have a significant impact.
Traditionally, farmers in poor rural areas of China grew crops with relatively lower economic value such as rice, corn, and tea. The lack of access to markets where they could sell their harvest compounded their problems.
The MBA is moving east. Demand for MBA courses is falling in the US, with applications at seven out of ten US business schools offering the qualification going down in 2018. But as the FT's Jonathan Moules explains, look east, particularly to China, and t
Roger Federer swaps the tennis court for the playground to serve quality early learning programmes to over one million children in Southern Africa and Switzerland. His Foundation goes far beyond delivering books to the classroom, putting the community at
No teachers. No fees, and no qualifications needed. Codam is an unorthodox coding college designed to address educational inequality, and a shortage of tech professionals. The FT’s Harriet Agnew goes to Amsterdam to meet Codam’s founder and funder, one of
Funding is often the barrier to higher education for students from emerging economies. Prodigy Finance is breaking down borders in student loan financing through their unique fintech powered credit model, allowing gifted students to be placed at the best
Indonesia has one of the world’s largest but lowest performing education systems. Two young tech entrepreneurs are helping solve the learning crisis through their technology platform Ruangguru - tipped to be the country’s first edtech unicorn
Many people fear the advance of AI and automation, but innovation expert Charles Leadbeater believes we should be more concerned about an education system creating second-rate robots, rather than first-rate humans.
Philanthropy alone won’t help reach the UN’s SDGs. If profit and purpose attended the same school and collaborated more closely, significant amounts of vital capital could be unlocked to help educate millions of children.
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