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Investment in Equity and Peacebuilding: South Africa Case Study

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2015
Keywords: equity, peacebuilding, education
Investment in Equity and Peacebuilding: South Africa Case Study by Family Health International 360 (FHI 360)’s Education Policy and Data Center (EPDC) is a mixed-methods case study, carried out as part of UNICEF’s Peacebuilding, Education, and Advocacy (PBEA) Programme, that examines the relationship of investments in educational equity and in social capital on social cohesion in South Africa. Much of South Africa’s modern history is marked by institutionalized inequality and the mass struggle against it.

Investment in Equity and Peacebuilding: Uganda Case Study

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2015
Keywords: equity, peacebuilding, education inequality, conflict
This is a mixed-methods case study into the relationship between investment in educational equity and peacebuilding in Uganda, carried out as part of UNICEF’s Peacebuilding and Education Advocacy (PBEA) program. In the aftermath of a long-running conflict in the north of the country, the government has instituted policy reforms to equalize educational delivery for marginalized populations, and to promote peacebuilding.

The Nickels and Dimes of Education for All: The expansion of primary education in Sub-Saharan Africa

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2014
Keywords: Education finance, ODA, completion, retention, foreign aid, economic development, Sub-Saharan Africa

Modeling Methodology and Assumptions in HIPE-Trend Based Model

Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2013
Keywords: projections, methodology, education trends 2000-2025, HIPE
This technical paper summarizes the methodology used by EPDC to project key education indicators over time. The EPDC projection model estimates pupil volume based on several key pieces of input information, including the gross intake rate (GIR), and the repetition, dropout, and transition rates. Available historical values on these key indicators are used to estimate trends across time, which are then extrapolated for the period of the projections, following the methods described in the paper.  

EQUIP2 Final Report

Type: Research
Author(s): Smiley
Year of Publishing: 2012
Keywords: EQUIP2 Final Report, lessons learned
After nine years of implementation, EQUIP2’s breadth and depth have been far greater than the designers had anticipated. With 32 associate awards in 20 countries, extensive research conducted in numerous topical areas, and 81 publications totaling 2,141 pages, the project has become a key tool for the expansion of USAID’s education portfolio and expertise in the policy arena. Comment

School Fee Abolition: Parents’ Perspectives

Type: Research
Author(s): Wiener
Year of Publishing: 2012
Keywords: The Effects of School Fee Abolition on Parents, School fees
Tags: School Fees
While substantial evidence indicates that school fees are a barrier to education, little attention has been paid toward the effects of Free Primary Education (FPE) policies, and even less attention has been given to FPE’s effect on parents’ responses, perceptions, and attitudes regarding their child’s education. Comment

School Fee Abolition: Teachers’ Voices

Type: Research
Author(s): Wiener
Year of Publishing: 2012
Keywords: The Effects of School Fee Abolition on Teachers, School fees
Tags: School Fees
Based on a review of the available school fee literature, teachers may face several challenges when fees are abolished, including large classes, a shortage of material resources, increased heterogeneity of learners, and weakened support from parents, head teachers, and non-governmental organizations. Comment

School Effectiveness: Improving the Use of Financial Investments in Education

Type: Research
Author(s): Cetola, DeStefano, Moore, Adelman
Year of Publishing: 2010
Keywords: School Effectiveness: Improving the Use of Financial Investments in Education, opportunity to learn, school effectiveness
This policy brief calculates the estimated dollar value of time loss in 3 of the 5 countries where data was available in order to show policy-makers how poor management detracts from opportunities for students to learn. Comment

School Fees in South Africa: Increasing quality or decreasing equality?

Type: Research
Author(s): Raab, Terway
Year of Publishing: 2010
Keywords: School Fees in South Africa: Increasing quality or decreasing equality?, school fees, South Africa
Tags: School Fees
While school fees are hotly debated in South Africa, there is little information about the effects of this policy on schools. This study examines the school principals’ implementation of South Africa’s school fees policy and analyzes its effectiveness in tackling the issues of equity and redress in the post-apartheid environment. Comment

School Fee Abolition: Impact on Learning and Persistence

Type: Research
Author(s): Wiener
Year of Publishing: 2010
Keywords: The Effects of School Fee Abolition on Learning Outcomes, school fees, learning outcomes
As many countries abolish school fees as a major step toward achieving universal primary education (UPE), it is imperative that ample attention is given to learning and education quality as well as enrollment. Education expenditures will only produce more benefits if student learning outcomes improve along with the increase in school enrollment and persistence, particularly in the lower primary grades. Comment

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