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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

Thoughts on an Early Childhood Care and Education Index

Type: Research
Author(s): Barrow, Sommerfelt, Wils, Levine
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: Education for All, early childhood, health, vulnerable children
This paper explores 58 education and health related indicators for use in an early childhood index which could be used, among other purposes, to monitor the first Education for All Goal: Expanding and improving comprehensive early childhood care and education, especially for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children. 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

Identifying the Impact of Education Decentralization on the Quality of Education

Type: Research
Author(s): Winkler, Yeo
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Identifying the Impact of Education Decentralization on the Quality of Education, Decentralization in Education Systems, Decentralization, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Mali, Honduras, Ethiopia
This paper examines the potential of education decentralization to improve performance in three parts: 1) The conceptual arguments for such a relationship; 2) The empirical evidence of the impacts of education decentralization; 3) Better design and implementation of decentralization policy to leverage its impact on quality. Comment

Compilation: Reaching the Underserved: Complementary Models of Effective Schooling

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mali, Zambia, Compilation: Reaching the Underserved: Complementary Models of Effective Schooling, Complementary Education Models, Strategies for Achieving EFA
EQUIP2 identified nine case examples of complementary, community-based approaches to schooling from around the world, and developed a research methodology for analyzing the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of those models. This book frames the research questions; outlines the research methodology; synthesizes the case study findings; and includes the nine case studies. Comment

What Does History Teach Us in Achieving UPE and UPC for Education for All 2015?

Type: Research
Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Education trends, education growth, enrollment, completion, Education for All
This policy brief analyzes long-term historical trends of education growth (1950-2000) in 70 developing countries. It presents four general observations on long-term growth trends, and four policy recommendations to accelerate and support growth. Comment

Educational Inequality within Countries: Who are the Out of School Children?

Type: Research
Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Education inequality, policy, out of school children
This policy brief calculates the correlation of school attendance with four characteristics of pupils - household income, region of residence, urban/rural residence, and gender - and finds independent relations for each of the four characteristics. The relations are strongest for income and region, and weakest for gender. Comment

Meeting EFA: Reaching the Underserved through Complementary Models of Effective Schooling

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2006
Keywords: Meeting EFA: Reaching the Underserved through Complementary Models of Effective Schooling, Complementary Education Models, Strategies for Achieving EFA, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mali, Zambia
This paper synthesizes the findings from nine case studies of successful complementary education programs in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mali, and Zambia. The programs serve populations that otherwise have limited or no access to government provided schooling, and are not meant to serve as non-formal alternatives to primary education. Comment

Pour arriver à l’Education Pour Tous : Modèles efficaces d’éducation complémentaire pour les délaissés

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2006
Keywords: Pour arriver à l’Education Pour Tous : Modèles efficaces d’éducation complémentaire pour les délaissés, Complementary Education Models, Strategies for Achieving EFA, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mali, Zambia
This paper synthesizes the findings from nine case studies of successful complementary education programs in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mali, and Zambia. The programs serve populations that otherwise have limited or no access to government provided schooling, and are not meant to serve as non-formal alternatives to primary education. Comment

Meeting EFA: Mali Community Schools

Type: Research
Author(s): DeStefano
Year of Publishing: 2006
Keywords: Meeting EFA: Mali Community Schools, Mali, Complementary Education Models, Strategies for Achieving EFA
This case study examines the overall growth and impact of community schools in Mali during the last decade. It focuses on the Sikasso region, where Save the Children and 16 local NGOs, using USAID funds, have supported almost 800 schools—roughly 90 percent of the community schools in that region. Comment

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