Finally, learning gets serious attention

    Learning suffered from neglect amid intense focus on universal access to education. Education First, a new global initiative by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, hopes to change that. In this interview with Devex, Ritu Sharma, co-founder and president of Women Thrive Worldwide, explains why there is now much more optimism toward the issue.

    Lars Schwetje contributed reporting from New York.

    Check out the rest of our interview with Ritu Sharma, as well as our conversations with other global development luminaries who attended this year’s Clinton Global Initiative.

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      Rolf Rosenkranz

      Rolf Rosenkranz oversees a talented team of in-house journalists, correspondents and guest contributors located around the globe. Since joining Devex in early 2008, Rolf has been instrumental in growing its fledgling news operation into the leading online source for global development news and analysis. Previously, Rolf was managing editor at Inside Health Policy, a subscription-based news service in Washington. He has reported from Africa for the Johannesburg-based Star and its publisher, Independent News & Media, as well as the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, a German daily.

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