Sitting right in front of the iconic Oxford University Press (OUP), is Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government, where my classmates (from 55 countries) and I spent the last 12 months grappling with difficult questions of public policy. Our cohort did not shy away from a heated discussion. You could see […]
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We have different motivations, ambitions, dreams and capabilities but each of us has the same question in our head: “Who am I?”, “What do I want?”, “Why am I here?”. If you had an answer for those questions and if that answer is “I want a better world for everyone”, […]
In the November of 2010, Aung San Suu Kyi was released from house arrest after being detained for almost 15 of the past 21 years since 1989. The release itself was part of a wider ongoing series of political reforms and economic liberalization that Myanmar was undergoing including the drafting of a foreign investment law and gradual abolishing of strict censorships.
A summary of the issues raised in a session on “Innovations in education” at the Blavatnik School’s Challenges of Government Conference. As the Co-Founder of Educación 2020, Chile, a movement that seeks to improve equity in Chilean education, Matías Reeves was positive about citizen participation in education. Educación 2020 has […]
“Why would you study public policy if you are a doctor?”—I seem to hear this question every time I meet someone new. Granted, the answers might not be obvious at first. It is great to work as a doctor. You spend most of your time helping others and get to […]
Using Financial Incentives and Mobile Monitoring to Address Teacher Absenteeism in Uganda’s Primary Schools
Researchers from the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) in Uganda, the Department of Economics and Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University, and Georgetown University School of Public Policy, in collaboration with World Vision Uganda, are examining how to increase teacher presence in rural primary schools in Uganda. Preliminary results […]
Pele, a seventeen year old Kenyan girl, is the oldest of seven siblings. She used to have an older brother but he died very early. And so did her father, leaving his seven children alone with their mother, who is suffering from severe medical conditions. With Pele being the oldest, […]