The world saw its seven billionth baby born in 2011, the nine billionth is expected by 2029 (photo: dpa)

Geopolitics: Educating the world's seven billionth child

Everyday, more than 200,000 babies are born in the world - all of whom will need educating if countries are to progress. But with strong evidence that government-funded schools for the poor in developing countries suffer from high levels of waste, low productivity and corruption, what chance has the seven billionth child and what sort of education can these children look forward to?

THE world’s seven billionth baby has been born - just as the global movement Education for All (EFA) is four years away from its target date.

EFA is an international initiative led by the UN's cultural body UNESCO. It was launched in 1990 and became on...

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Dr. Pauline Dixon
In some cases attending a government school puts a child 1.5-2.5 years behind in achievement and development
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