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SUPPORT RESEARCH IN LEARNING

Continuous research spurs new ideas, and makes people's lives rich and meaningful. There are many ways how to do it. And there are many ways how you can support this.
DEVELOPMENT IS ABOUT TRANSFORMING THE LIVES OF PEOPLE, NOT JUST TRANSFORMING ECONOMIES
Policies for education or employment need to be looked at through: how they promote growth and how they affect individuals directly.

INVESTMENT IN LEARNING DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION YIELDS A RETURN LIKE OTHER INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Economists talk about education as human capital: investment in people yields a return, just as investment in machinery does. But education does more. It opens up minds to the notion that change is possible, that there are other ways of organizing production, as it teaches the basic principles of modern science and the elements of analytic reasoning and enhances the capability to learn.

WHAT IS BEING LEARNT DECIDES THE GAME
Just as the focus on GDP results in too narrow a focus for development strategies, so too a focus on the number of years of schooling may lead to too narrow a focus for education policies.

The number of years of schooling is an indicator of how well a country is doing in advancing education, but just as important is whats schools teach. Education needs to be compatible with the work that people will do once they leave school.

MAKING LEARNING HAPPEN AND IMPROVING EDUCATION IS THE WAY TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT AND SAVE THE PLANET
Education can be used to promote health and environment as well as to impart technical skills. In developing countries, students can learn the dangers of indoor air pollution - the choking smoke in huts without ventilation - and what can be done about it. Also they can learn the dangers of locating latrines uphill from their source of drinking water.

KNOWLEDGE BRINGS FREEDOM AND FREEDOM BRINGS KNOWLEDGE
The more educated people are on any topic, the more you can make a decision that won't constrict you. In order to maintain one's freedom, knowledge is essential.

Freedom brings the circumstances which allow (more) knowledge. Knowledge brings the circumstances which allow (more) wisdom. More wisdom brings the circumstances which allow (more) freedom.

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