International organizations’ discourse

We analyze the extent to which some of the goals in the International Agenda 2030 (SDGs) are relevant in national contexts, and the extent to which they can be operationalized to improve the quality of education. Our research focuses particularly on West African countries.

We also address the discourse of very influential international organizations around the right to education, and in particular privatization/commercialization of education, and how states are reappropriating (or not) this discourse.

  • Relevance of Global Citizenship Education (SDG 4.7) in West Africa (2020-2021)
  • International organizations’ discourse on the involvement of the private sector in education (2021-2022)

Profiles and practices of actors in international cooperation

We are also interested in the profiles and practices of international cooperation actors based in both the North and the South. We approach this topic by highlighting the dynamics at stake (power relations, negotiations, resistance, contradictions, etc.). We see in particular how the criticisms of cooperation, such as the lack of ownership and coordination, which have been the subject of declarations (Paris, Accra…), have been taken into account.

Ongoing research:

  • Practices of Swiss international cooperation organizations in the field of teacher training (2020-2021)
  • Geneva (Switzerland): an intersectoral platform for international cooperation in education (2021-22)