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Eritrea: Public Spending and Institutional Commitment

Governing Eritrea with an almost military style precision is the secret behind every success
Governing Eritrea with an almost military style precision is the secret of its success

By MYTH2013,

Development Progress, a multi-country research project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation suggests that the reason for Eritrea’s progress is “the high prioritization of health and education and a strong commitment to development among Eritreans.”

In February 2012, the World Bank noted that, “the government of Eritrea recognized the importance of improving its human development indicators and reaffirmed its commitment to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).  Continue reading Eritrea: Public Spending and Institutional Commitment

Eritrea: 80 Percent of its Adults Literate

Eritrea welcomes enhanced collaboration in achieving the Education-for-All goals

By Madote,

Eritrea’s adult literacy rate improved to 80 percent, owing in large part to its Adult Education Program, according to Tiqabo Ayimut, head of curriculum planning and development in the Ministry of Education.

In an interview held with state media, Tiqabo disclosed that since the Adult Education Program was launched in 2000, more than 600,000 citizens (89% women) have become beneficiaries.

Eritrea’s success in curbing adult illiteracy has not gone unnoticed. In 2002, the country received the International Literacy Award from UNSEO for its Adult Education Program.  Continue reading Eritrea: 80 Percent of its Adults Literate