Post Tagged with: "Education"

BSG Alumni, Health, welfare and well-being

Schoolchildren in India. Image: Pxhere.

Equal rights and equal rise: discussing education reform

Prior to studying for the Masters of Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, I worked as a legal aid advocate in the State of Bihar (India). For roughly two years, my job involved defending financially weak individuals accused of committing crimes, in the courts of the poorest state […]

by × 04 September 2017 ×

BSG Alumni, Governance, cooperation and law

Window to the World: View of the Oxford University Press from the Oxford's Blavatnik School of Government. Photo by John Cairns.

Oxford University Press vs a photocopy shop in Delhi: The difficulty in arguing fairness

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 […]

by × 19 September 2016 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Students

A must for mid-career: Master of Public Policy

A must for mid-career: Master of Public Policy

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”, […]

by × 13 June 2016 ×

BSG Students, Economic growth and resilience

University of Yangon students. Image source: International Monetary Fund

Transforming the veneer of democracy: Developing a higher education strategy in Myanmar

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.

by × 17 July 2014 ×

BSG Students, Health, welfare and well-being

Innovations in education

Innovations in education

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 […]

by × 17 January 2014 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Students

Why would a medic do an MPP?

Why would a medic do an MPP?

“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 […]

by × 02 December 2013 ×

BSG Faculty, Economic growth and resilience

Using Financial Incentives and Mobile Monitoring to Address Teacher Absenteeism in Uganda’s Primary Schools

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 […]

by × 23 September 2013 ×

BSG Students, Health, welfare and well-being

School uniforms in Kenya – time to rethink?

School uniforms in Kenya – time to rethink?

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, […]

by × 17 September 2013 ×