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EQUIP Associate Awards Project Analyses, 2003-2009

Type: Research
Author(s): Yeo
Year of Publishing: 2010
Keywords: EQUIP Associate Awards Project Analyses, 2003-2009, education data information and learning outcomes, EQUIP
This report presents various trends that have emerged under the EQUIP LWA including: 1) an overview of funding in the EQUIP LWA, geographical distribution, country level education and development indicators; 2) trends in Associate Award design followed by trends in award modifications; 3) patterns in country program activities according to common thematic areas. Comment

The Power of Persistence: Education System Reform and Aid Effectiveness

Type: Research
Author(s): Gillies
Year of Publishing: 2010
Keywords: The Power of Persistence: Education System Reform and Aid Effectiveness, education system reform, aid effectiveness
This study explores the central concepts of aid effectiveness in education, reviews the introduction of education reforms in five countries over a 20-year period, draws on common patterns across the five countries, explores the process of reform, and discusses implications for national planning and donor engagement in program design, implementation, and evaluation. Comment

Pupil Performance and Age: A Study of Promotion, Repetition and Dropout Rates Among Pupils in Four Age Groups in 35 Countries

Type: Research
Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2009
Keywords: School performance, age group, promotion, repetition, dropout
This working paper investigates the extent of under- and overage pupils in developing countries and the differences in school performance by age group. The study finds that in the lower grades of primary school, older pupils generally outperform younger ones and younger pupils are far more likely to repeat grades. In higher grades of primary school and in all grades of secondary school, older pupils under-perform; they are less likely to be promoted and more likely to drop out of school than younger pupils.

Global Educational Trends

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2009
Keywords: Education trends, projections, attainment, inequalities
This report covers ten key education trends in brief two page sections with graphical illustration. The topics include: pre-school attendance, losses in school through dropout, future trends for completion and teacher needs in primary and secondary, inequity by gender and wealth, the role of non-formal education, human capital projections, youth and employment, education and health. Comment

Wealth Still Matters: A Study of Wealth Differentials in Primary School Attendance from 1990-2006 in Developing Countries

Type: Research
Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2009
Keywords: Education inequality, attendance, wealth, household survey
This working paper examines changes in attendance differentials by wealth over time from 1990-2006 for 61 developing and transitional countries, based on household surveys and finds that school attendance differentials by wealth have declined over time in almost all countries. Declines in wealth differentials are almost universally associated with an overall increase in school attendance. Comment

An Analysis of USAID Assistance to Basic Education in the Developing World, 1990-2005

Type: Research
Author(s): Chapman, Quijada
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: An Analysis of USAID Assistance to Basic Education in the Developing World, Education Data, Information, Learning Outcomes, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Cambodia, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia
This study review USAID basic education documents for 33 projects across 23 countries implemented between 1990 and 2005 in order to determine what has been learned from USAID's investment in education systems that might guide continued educational development efforts of the U.S. and other donors. Comment

Regional Poverty Rates and School Attendance Differentials

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: Poverty, attendance, educational inequality
This working paper analyzes attendance data and children's background characteristics and finds that the regional poverty rate in the aggregate is correlated with lower net attendance rates. Comment

School Attendance and Enrolment - Global trends and projections

Type: Research
Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: Attendance, enrolment, projections, Education for All, Global Monitoring Report
This background paper collects the four studies commissioned by the Education for All Global Monitoring Report team to assist in drafting the EFA Global Monitoring Report 2008 - Education for All by 2015: Will We Make It? Two of the studies are available as separate 2008 EPDC working papers. Comment

The Shrinking Urban-Rural School Attendance Gap 1990-2006

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: Education inequality, attendance, sub-national
This working paper examines changes in the urban-rural attendance gap at the national and subnational level. Comment

EQUIP Associate Awards Project Analyses, 2003-2005

Type: Research
Author(s): EQUIP2
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: EQUIP Associate Awards Project Analyses, Education Data, Information, Learning Outcomes, Cambodia, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Namibia, Nicaragua, Senegal, Uganda, Zambia
This report should be reviewed in conjunction with the EQUIP2 meta-evaluation of USAID education projects, to be completed in the first quarter of 2007. The combined reports will provide useful insights into the nature of USAID investments over a 15 year period. The information in the patterns report can be further analyzed and incorporated into developing EQUIP and USAID research questions. Comment

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