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Wereldwijd zijn er vele organisaties die zich op een of andere manier bezighouden met onderwijs in ontwikkelingslanden. Hieronder vind u een aantal links naar websites die interessante informatie bieden.

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ActionAid is an international organisation, working with over 15 million people in 45 countries for a world free from poverty and injustice. We help people fight for the rights that they are denied. Education is one of the themes.

Africa Network Campaign on Education For All (ANCEFA)

ANCEFA is a network of national coalitions engaged in Education and human rights in general in 34 African countries. We fight against illiteracy through a positive influence on educational policies and practices at national and international levels, especially as regards EFA and MDG goals.

All in School – The global initiative on out-of-school-children

The Global Out-of-School Children Initiative (OOSCI), a key equity-focused effort, was launched in 2010 by UNICEF and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics to accelerate efforts towards universal primary education by 2015.

Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE)

ASPBAE is a regional association of more than 200 organisations and individuals. It works towards promoting quality education for all and transformative and liberating, life-long adult education and learning. It strives to strengthen an Asia-Pacific movement to support various organisations in holding governments and the international donor community accountable in meeting education targets and commitment

Bernard van Leer Foundation

The Bernard van Leer Foundation funds and shares knowledge about work in early childhood development. The foundation is based in the Netherlands. Our mission is to improve opportunities for children up to age 8 who are growing up in socially and economically difficult circumstances. We see this both as a valuable end in itself and as a long-term means to promoting more cohesive, considerate and creative societies with equal opportunities and rights for all.

Center for Universal Education, Brookings Institute (CUE)

The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, to provide innovative, practical recommendations that advance three broad goals: Strengthen American democracy; Foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans; and Secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system.

Campaña Latinoamericana por el Derecho a la Educación (CLADE)

CLADE is a plural network of civil society organisations acting in the defense and promotion of the right to free public education for all as a responsibility of the State. It seeks to promote a transformation towards the implementation of a new development model that fulfills Andean “living well” concept, social justice, human dignity and the harmonious relationship with the environment in Latin-American and Caribbean countries.

Conférence des Ministres de l’Education des Pays ayant le Francais en Partage (CONFEMEN)

Depuis sa création en 1960, la CONFEMEN oeuvre pour la promotion de l’éducation et de la formation professionnelle et technique. Elle représente un espace de valeurs partagées, d’expertise et de solidarité agissante dans lequel s’enracine notre appartenance au monde francophone. Elle compte aujourd’hui 44 États et gouvernements membres.

The Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development (CGECCD)

CGECCD is a global inter-agency consortium with strong links to regional networks. Our mission is to improve early childhood policy and practice focusing on children in disadvantaged circumstances. We do this by promoting a wider dialogue among practitioners, policy-makers, researchers, and national and international agencies; and through the analysis, synthesis and dissemination of knowledge and through coordinated advocacy.

Consortium for Research on Educational Access, Transition and Equity (CREATE)

CREATE is a programme of research funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). It has developed a programme of research to analyse policy and practice designed to reduce educational exclusion and expand access to basic education.


EdQual is a collaborative research programme focused on improving the quality of school and classroom processes in low income countries. Our partnership of six academic institutions runs several research projects, mostly in Africa and working closely with teachers to develop strategies that work in their local realities and empower them as agents of change. is een Belgisch platform rond onderwijs en ontwikkelingssamenwerking. Het platform dient ter versterking, verdediging en ondersteuning van de educatieve sector in de Belgische ontwikkelingssamenwerking.

Education in Crisis

Failure by governments to invest in Quality Education undermines the future of generations of citizens and exacerbates social inequality. Use the resources provided on this site to demand Quality Education For All. The website is an intiative of Education International.

Education International (EI)

EI represents organisations of teachers and other education employees across the globe. It is the world’s largest federation of unions, representing 30 million education employees in about 400 organisations in 170 countries and territories, across the globe. EI unites all teachers and education employees.

EFA Global Monitoring Report

Developed by an independent team and published by UNESCO, the Education for All Global Monitoring Report is an authoritative reference that aims to inform, influence and sustain genuine commitment towards Education for All. While the Report has an annual agenda for reporting progress on each of the six EFA goals, each edition also adopts a particular theme, chosen because of its central importance to the EFA process.

Global Campaign for Education (GCE)

GCE is a civil society movement that aims to end the global education crisis. Education is a basic human right, and our mission is to make sure that governments act now to deliver the right of everyone to a free, quality, public education. Our membership is comprised of a huge variety of national, regional and international civil society organisations, teachers’ unions and child rights campaigners.

Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA)

GCPEA was established in 2010 by organizations from the fields of education in emergencies and conflict-affected fragile states, higher education, protection, international human rights, and international humanitarian law who were concerned about on-going attacks on educational institutions, their students, and staff in countries affected by conflict and insecurity. We advocate for the protection of students, teachers, schools, and universities from attack.

Global Education First Initiative (GEFI)

The Global Education First Initiative is led by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon. It gathers a broad spectrum of world leaders and advocates who all aspire to use the transformative power of education to build a better future for all. The Initiative’s three priorities are to put every child in school, improve the quality of learning, and foster global citizenship.

Global Partnership for Education (GPE)

The GPE is the only multilateral partnership devoted to getting all children in the world’s poorest countries into school for a quality education.It is comprised of close to 60 developing countries, donor governments, international organizations, the private sector, teachers, and civil society/NGO groups. We help our developing country partners develop and implement sound education plans. Members of the Partnership mobilise and coordinate resources to support the achievement of the plans’ goals to enrollmore children in school for a better education.

International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA)

The IEA is an independent, international cooperative of national research institutions and governmental research agencies. It conducts large-scale comparative studies of educational achievement and other aspects of education. IEA studies focus on student achievement and the factors related to it. Currently, there are a number of ongoing studies in a range of topics, including ECES (early childhood education), ICCS 2016 (civic and citizenship education), PIRLS 2016 (reading literacy), TIMSS 2015 (mathematics and science), and ICILS 2013 (computer and information literacy).

Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)

INEE is a network of more than 10,000 individual members living and working in more than 170 countries. INEE members are practitioners working for national and international NGOs and UN agencies, government personnel, donors, students, teachers, and researchers who voluntarily join in the work related to education in emergencies. INEE undertakes a range of functions around communications, information management, learning, member support, network development, policy influence, advocacy and resource mobilization in order to fulfill this purpose.

IS Academie Education and Development

The Is Academie Education and International Development, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the University of Amsterdam (UvA), is developed in the context of the Governance and Inclusive Development research program at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research of the UvA. The research staff works on the relationship between education and international development. Since 2012, the two main focus areas of the IS Academie EID are the role of education in (post-conflict) states reconstruction, peace-building and reform, and secondly education in relation to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

Latin American Laboratory for Assessment of the Quality of Education (LLECE)

LLECE is a network of national education quality assessment directors across Latin America and the Caribbean. LLECE produces information that enrich education policy making, by preparing its reports on studies that reflect the state of education quality in the region. It is coordinated by the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (OREALC/UNESCO Santiago).

Learning for Peace

‘Learning for Peace’ – the four-year Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy Programme – is a partnership between UNICEF, the Government of the Netherlands, the national governments of 14 participating countries and other key supporters. It is an innovative, cross-sectoral programme focusing on education and peacebuilding. Goal: To strengthen resilience, social cohesion and human security in conflict-affected contexts, including countries at risk of – or experiencing and recovering from – conflict. Towards this end, the programme will strengthen policies and practices in education for peacebuilding.

Learning Metrics Task Force

UNESCO through its Institute for Statistics (UIS) and the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at the Brookings Institution have co-convened the Learning Metrics Task Force. The overarching objective of the project is to catalyze a shift in the global conversation on education from a focus on access to access plus learning. Based on recommendations of technical working groups and input from broad global consultations, the task force aims to make recommendations to help countries and international organizations measure and improve learning outcomes for children and youth worldwide.

The Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown

Former prime minister Gordon Brown and his wife Sarah Brown advocate for global action to ensure education for all.

Right to Education Project (RTE)

The RTE-project was established in 2000 by the first UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education, Katarina Tomaševski, and re-launched in 2008 as a collaborative initiative, which is supported by ActionAid International, Amnesty International, Global Campaign for Education, Save the Children and Human Rights Watch. We promote mobilisation and accountability on the right to education and builds bridges between the disciplines of human rights, education and development.

Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ)

SACMEQ consists of 16 Ministries of Education in Southern and Eastern Africa.

TIMSS and PIRLS International Study Centre

TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematic and Science Study) and PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) measure trends in mathematics and science achievement – and in reading comprehension worldwide.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

In 1945, UNESCO was created in order to respond to the firm belief of nations, that political and economic agreements are not enough to build a lasting peace. Peace must be established on the basis of humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity. UNESCO strives to build networks among nations that enable this kind of solidarity, by: Mobilizing for education; Building intercultural understanding; Pursuing scientific cooperation; and Protecting freedom of expression. UNESCO publishes the annual Global Monitoring Report on the EFA-goals.

UNESCO Insitute of Statistics  (UIS)

The UIS is the primary source for cross-nationally comparable statistics on education, science and technology, culture and communication for more that 200 countries and territories.

UNESCO – International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (UNEVOC)

The Centre assists Member States develop policies and practices concerning education for the world of work and skills development for employability and citizenship, to achieve: access for all; high quality, relevant and effective programmes; and learning opportunities throughout life. Centre contributes to increased opportunities for productive work, sustainable livelihoods, personal empowerment and socio-economic development, especially for youth, girls, women and the disadvantaged. Its emphasis is on helping meet the needs of developing countries, countries in transition and those in a post-conflict situation.

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF s the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. We have the global authority to influence decision-makers, and the variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality. We are active in more than 190 countries and territories through country programmes and National Committees.

World Bank 

The World Bank is one of the largest external education financiers for developing countries, with operations in 70 countries. The World Bank supports education in new financing for the poorest countries as well as for middle-income countries. The World Bank helps countries achieve their education goals through finance and knowledge services in the forms of analytic work, policy advice, and technical assistance. This support includes working with countries to help identify the role and contribution of education to their overall development and poverty reduction strategies. This means understanding countries’ individual priorities, needs, and constraints, and collaborating with governments, donors and development partners to design programs in response to countries’ respective needs.

World Inequality Database on Education (WIDE)

The World Inequality Database on Education (WIDE) brings together data from Demographic and Health Surveys and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys from over sixty countries to enable users to compare education attainment between countries, and between groups within countries, according to factors that are associated with inequality, including wealth, gender, ethnicity and location. Users can create maps, charts, infographics and tables from the data, and download, print or share them online.

The World We Want Web Platform

The World we Want Web Platform is initiated by the United Nations and Civil Society. The World We Want will gather the priorities of people from every corner of the world and help build a collective vision that will be used directly by the UN and World Leaders to plan a new development agenda launching in 2015, one that is based on the aspirations of all citizens! There are consultation rounds on education.

The Youth Employment Network

YEN is a partnership of United Nations, International Labour Organization, and World Bank, to mobilize action on the commitment of the Millennium Summit for decent and productive work for young people. YEN is a global platform to prioritise youth employment on the development agendas and to exchange on policies and programs to improve employment opportunities for youth. The Network includes development agencies, governments, the private sector, youth groups and other NGOs.