In a context of ever-increasing appeals for ODA to education, EPDC's latest research shows that with a modest 2% of GDP allocated to primary schooling, Sub-Saharan African countries could generate over $120 billion in funding over 10 years due to projected economic growth.
For International Literacy Day 2014, EPDC examined the usefulness and comparability of different types of literacy data across the globe. This policy brief discusses the analysis, with specific examples drawing from Uganda.
For Malala Day, EPDC research was featured on the FHI 360 Degrees blog. Using recent household survey data from nine East and Southern African countries, we find that married adolescent girls are 20 times as likely to be out of school as unmarried peers. Evidence points to education policies which specifically target girls who are at risk of dropout.
EPDC has a new look! Learn about some of the new features, including a new region of the homepage to feature interactive content, launch of the 'Data Points' blog, and our new YouTube channel, which features tutorial videos to help you get the most out of the website.
EPDC's most recent policy brief finds that although access to education is close to universal in most countries, a significant proportion of those who reach the upper primary grades never gain basic literacy skills
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