April 2023

/ The Puggle / May 16, 2023

Apparently we missed International SEL Day in March (there’s a day for everything!!) but that’s not going to stop us from focusing our April Puggle on the latest and greatest in research and tools on life skills and social and emotional learning. First up, a group of funders (Porticus, LEGO Foundation, and the Jacobs Foundation) […]

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March 2023

/ The Puggle / April 12, 2023

March started out with terrifying reports of schoolgirls in Iran being poisoned by toxic gas — yet another example of threats against girls’ education (which wars of the past have done little to solve). Meanwhile, nearly a quarter of schools in Burkina Faso have been closed due to violence in the region.  But this widespread […]

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Our Principles

/ Insights / February 28, 2023

Echidna Giving made its earliest grants in support of girls’ education in 2009. We have always been guided by a desire to do the most impactful, innovative, and promising work possible, and to pursue that work in ways that respect and enable our grantee partners. We are proud of our latest grantee perception survey results. […]

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January 2023

/ The Puggle / February 9, 2023

In honor of the New Year, in this edition of the Puggle we take a look at how we are progressing against our collective resolutions for education — as expressed in the sustainable development goals (SDGs). In January, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics released an interactive SDG 4 Scorecard looking at how countries are doing […]

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November 2022

/ The Puggle / December 8, 2022

It’s been such a busy two months that you probably didn’t even realize a full two months passed since we posted our last Puggle, right? That’s certainly how we feel! To catch up on lost ground, though, in this post we cover notable news from both October and November. First, a few rapid fire updates […]

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What Grantees Had to Say about Us…And How We’re Using Their Feedback to Improve

/ Insights / October 20, 2022

Thank you to each and every one of the 55 grantee respondents who provided feedback to the Center for Effective Philanthropy about your work with Echidna Giving. This survey is one of the best tools we have for gauging how well we are serving our grantees and, by extension, the broader field. It helps shape […]

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August 2022

/ The Puggle / September 15, 2022

We are gearing up for the Transforming Education Summit at the United Nations. In light of the news that The Pandemic Erased Two Decades of Progress in Math and Reading in the United States, and gloomy predictions about Global Learning Poverty from a few months back, the need for transformation feels dire. This month we […]

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July 2022

/ The Puggle / July 29, 2022

In honor of slowing down to rest and rejuvenate, we are keeping the July Puggle short and sweet with just eight links for you — some reflections on the current education environment, policy reactions, rethinking gender norms, and resources you may find useful.  Reflections on the current education environment 1.  The Economist looks at how […]

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June 2022

/ The Puggle / July 14, 2022

June was jam-packed! If you had trouble staying on top of all the education-related news (we certainly did…) this update is for you. We’ll jump right into it. First, we highlight four important publications from June which collectively provide a pretty comprehensive — albeit depressing — synopsis of the state of education right now. Our […]

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May 2022

/ The Puggle / June 16, 2022

A new report from the Center for Global Development looks at Girls’ Education and Women’s Empowerment: How to Get More out of the World’s Most Promising Investment. Building on the many existing reports and studies on girls’ education, the report focuses on what education systems and broader societies can do differently to make sure education […]

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