Commentary Promising practices for a post-pandemic renewal of learning: lessons from Global Dialogue 2021 Following our Global Dialogue event earlier this year, our latest report draws on the rich discussions from the event to develop our thinking on some of the key ways in which we may be able to improve education for all as the world recovers from Covid-19. In it, we consider it, we consider the importance of evidence and data in informing interventions and solution design, the need for mechanisms for participation and problem-solving and the significance of harnessing community and parental engagement. Commentary Mind the gap in refugee education: where are all the girls? While many parts of the world have witnessed significant progress in girls’ education and refugee education in recent years, access to learning remains a critical challenge for refugee girls. In this commentary, we reflect on key learnings from a recent research report published by the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE), which specifically considers the state of girls’ education in crisis and conflict situations. Commentary Helping young people to navigate the COVID-19 job market - the latest In December 2020 I wrote that the challenge the Government faces in rebuilding the UK’s economy was vast. At the time not long after the Chancellors autumn 2020 Spending Review the situation was sobering: 2.6 million people were expected to be unemployed by the middle of 2021 and the UK economy was not predicted to return its pre-crisis size until the end of 2022. Commentary Empowering girls in STEM in Rwanda: reflections from International Day of Women in Mathematics 2021 On 12th May, our Building Learning Foundations team in Rwanda hosted an insightful discussion, ‘Empower girls in mathematics: start early’, seeking to inspire those working in the education sector to support more girls and women to take on STEM subjects. Here, we reflect on key learnings from the panel discussion on the barriers preventing girls from studying and excelling in STEM subjects, as well as what can be done to encourage more girls to develop an interest in mathematics from the critical primary years onwards. Commentary Partnership working with Education Development Trust – what does this really look like? As we set out on a new and exciting role as a lead provider for the reformed National Professional Qualifications in England, Jim and Niki reflect on ambitions and aspirations for partnership in this important work. Commentary Building resilient education systems after Covid-19: The critical role of the non-state sector Amid all the challenges of Covid-19, one critical area which has received relatively little attention is that of the non-state sector. Non-state schools serve many millions of students around the world – including some of the poorest children – and face unique additional challenges as a result of the pandemic. In this commentary, in partnership with the Global Schools Forum, we set out how critical this sector is, introduce the key challenges faced by these school systems and the urgent need for additional evidence on the types of support which will be of the most benefit for the many pupils they serve.