This event took place on 19 June at 10am, UK time.
Global ODA education investments have traditionally focused on universal access to basic education, with typically less than 10% of ODA education budget focussed on tertiary. But is it right for such focus to be on basic education?
The British Council commissioned UCL Institute of Education to conduct a rigorous review of literature to map what is currently known through studies in history, economics and social science with regard to the relationship of tertiary education and development, understanding both terms broadly, and locating the focus on low and lower-middle income countries.
This virtual session will introduce you to this new analysis of the links between tertiary education and development in low to lower middle income countries, and discussion will focus on some of the non-economic outcomes of tertiary education which are of global importance.
This session was chaired by the British Council's Michael Peak, Senior Advisor for Education Research, and the discussion was led by Professor Elaine Unterhalter and Dr Colleen Howell from UCL's Institute of Education, as well as Professor N. V. Varghese of NIEPA in New Delhi.