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Inclusive Education Reform Presents a Litmus Test for the Czech Republic

November 13, 2017Ostalinda Maya Ovalle, Štěpán Drahokoupil
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Is Judicial Independence Finally Coming to Kyrgyzstan?

November 16, 2017Shamil Ibragimov, Joshua Russell
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After the Storm: Building a Better Houston

November 3, 2017John Henneberger

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The University That’s Educating—and Empowering—Women from across Asia

January 25, 2017 | Alex Bookbinder

Critical thinking reigns at the Asian University for Women, where students get the kind of education usually found at small liberal arts schools.

The Stabilizing Power of School for Children with Disabilities in Pakistan

January 4, 2017 | Faisal Bari

Pakistan’s inclusive education programs are still in the pilot stage, but provincial governments hope to scale them up in the coming years.

Pakistan Begins to See How Early Childhood Development Could Transform Its Future

August 4, 2016 | Mehnaz Aziz

Focusing on the well-being of its youngest citizens is a long-term investment that could pay dividends for decades to come.

Between Two Countries Often at Odds, a Youth Alliance Forms

February 17, 2016 | Zubair Azam, Suleiman Amanzad

Young delegates from Afghanistan and Pakistan toured each other’s countries, finding common ground and learning that they’re not so different after all.

Keeping Memories of Bangladesh Alive—Even the Most Painful Ones

February 11, 2016 | Tracey Gurd

An historical memory project seeks to reconcile a past steeped in violence by inviting typically excluded people to recall it.

Can a Chain of Progressive Schools Transform Conservative Pakistan?

September 17, 2015 | Samina Naz

In a tumultuous region gripped by religious extremism, a new kind of school system aims to instill children with a sense of science, critical thinking, and tolerance.

Disability Is No Longer Invisible in Mongolia

June 12, 2014 | Gerelmaa Amgaabazar, Kate Lapham

Data on people with disabilities, an essential tool for addressing the challenges they face, has long been scarce in Mongolia. That's beginning to change.

A School Grows in Punjab

June 18, 2013 | Yumna Z. Rizvi

A previously dilapidated school in Punjab now has working bathrooms, a playground, and a boost in education quality. Can it be a model for other schools in rural Pakistan?

Burma in Transition

February 28, 2013 | Zaw Zaw, Jeffrey Stein

Despite positive developments in Burma, the country remains mired in conflict. These photographs present a snapshot of life in Burma today, highlighting the causes for hope and progress and the immense challenges that remain.

Making the Case for Quality Education for All in Pakistan

September 11, 2012 | Nargis Sultana

Pakistan is slowly getting serious about education, and not before time. The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), a citizen-led household survey about learning outcomes, is helping this change of outlook.

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