Wanted: The 'Bill Gates for education'

With the sustainable development goals around the corner, global education finds itself at a "curious watershed," teetering between past failure and lofty ambition. What will it take to move the needle for a sector some consider global development's "poor cousin" — and who's going to step up and pay for it?

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  • Michael Igoe

    Michael Igoe is a Senior Reporter with Devex, based in Washington, D.C. He covers U.S. foreign aid, global health, climate change, and development finance. Prior to joining Devex, Michael researched water management and climate change adaptation in post-Soviet Central Asia, where he also wrote for EurasiaNet. Michael earned his bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College, where he majored in Russian, and his master’s degree from the University of Montana, where he studied international conservation and development.