Ministry of Education in Kenya finds Bridge International Academies in breach of education standards

19 July 2017 In a letter from the Ministry of Education in Kenya addressed to Bridge International Academies, it is stated that Bridge operates in breach of national education standards and regulations. Dated 29 June 2017, the letter confirms that the curriculum used by Bridge has not been approved by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development. […]

July 19, 2017 in Uncategorized by

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Two new blogs reflect on recent UN General Comment on Business and Human Rights

Recently the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights released their highly anticipated General Comment No.24 on State Obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the Context of Business Activities. General Comments offer an authoritative interpretation of international human rights law. This document contains two key paragraphs on the privatisation of […]

July 18, 2017 in Uncategorized by

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Privatisation in education and human rights consortium co-ordinator

The Privatisation in Education and Human Rights Consortium is seeking a motivated Coordinator to lead in the management of the consortium’s work and support members of the network. This is a great opportunity for an individual with a strong interest and experience in education and/or human rights to join a network of diverse organisations working […]

July 17, 2017 in Uncategorized by

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10 lessons learned from two recent media articles on Bridge International Academies

Several civil society reports have raised major concerns on BIA, including on their quality, the fees charged, their discriminatory impacts and labour conditions. Bridge has rejected the findings of these independent reports. However recent media coverage has raised similar questions. In the past two months two major news articles have been published on Bridge International Academies: ‘No […]

July 14, 2017 in Uncategorized by

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UN calls on Pakistan to regulate and assess privatisation of education

5 July 2017 In its Concluding Observations following the review of Pakistan that were released last week, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) expressed detailed concerns and recommendations on the impacts of privatisation of education in the country. The Committee calls on the state to conduct human rights impact assessments of […]

July 5, 2017 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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New publication on the impacts of privatisation on girls’ right to education

With the current realities of global poverty, climate change and increasing inequality presenting a challenging environment for the achievement of sustainable development, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides an opportunity to meet the vision of addressing inequality and poverty.  During the establishment of the SDGs, feminist made efforts to ensure the agenda works in […]

July 3, 2017 in Uncategorized by

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New publication – Progressive Lab for Sustainable Development: From vision to action

The new book Progressive Lab for Sustainable Development: From vision to action is a joint initiative of FEPS, the S&D group and SOLIDAR. Published in the context of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015, it seeks to offer the EU ideas on how to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development […]

June 20, 2017 in Uncategorized by

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EVENT – World Bank’s Spring Meetings Civil Society Policy Forum session: “Free Education and the Question of Low-Fee Private Schools”

  RESULTS Educational Fund in partnership with the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, ActionAid, the East African Center for Human Rights, the Global Campaign for Education – US,  the Initiative for Social and Economic Rights, the National Education Association, and Oxfam would like to invite you to the World Bank’s Spring Meetings […]

April 12, 2017 in Uncategorized by

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Information statement on going cases involving Bridge International Academies LTD

Recently the Government of Uganda and the Government of Kenya have sought to suspend the expansion of BIA. In Uganda and Busia County in Kenya, authorities have expressed intentions to close BIA schools under their jurisdiction over allegations of BIA failing to meet required standards of operation for institutions of basic education and failing to […]

November 2, 2016 in Uncategorized by

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Equity, Inclusion and Education: Examining Evidence on Low-Fee Private Schools

EQUITY, INCLUSION and EDUCATION: Examining Evidence on Low-Fee Private Schools When:  Thursday, October 6th 2:00-3:30pm EST Where:  World Bank I Building, 1850 I (“Eye”) Street NW, Washington, DC 20006, Room: I2-250 As part of the Civil Society Policy Forum of the 2016 World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings, you are invited to: This session will launch a […]

October 4, 2016 in Uncategorized by

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