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Looking Below the Surface: Reaching the Out of School Children

Type: Research
Author(s): Wils, Zhao, Hartwell
Year of Publishing: 2006
Keywords: Out of school children, school attendance, sub-national regions, development
This working paper is the first in the series of EPDC papers to describe large sub-national school attendance differentials in 30 developing countries. The paper finds that sub-national attendance differentials are correlated with the overall development context within sub-national regions. Comment

Information Use and Decentralized Education

Type: Research
Author(s): Winkler, Herstein
Year of Publishing: 2005
Keywords: Information Use and Decentralized Education, Decentralization in Education Systems, Decentralization, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Ghana, Guinea
Decentralized education systems increase the governance and management authority of school clients and/or local governments. These actors need relevant and easily understood information on the academic and financial performance of their schools relative to other schools. The traditional education management information system (EMIS) does not meet this need. Comment

Public Expenditure Tracking in Education

Type: Research
Author(s): Winkler
Year of Publishing: 2005
Keywords: Public Expenditure Tracking in Education, Decentralization in Education Systems, Decentralization, Bangladesh, Ecuador, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Uganda, Zambia
Developing countries have increased spending on primary-secondary education in recent years to fulfill their commitment to quality education for all. However, several countries have been disappointed in the results of their additional investments and have begun to explore the reasons for the meager gains. The Public Expenditure Tracking Survey (PETS) has been an important tool in these investigations. Comment

Primary Completion Rates

Type: Research
Author(s): Cameron
Year of Publishing: 2005
Keywords: Household survey, administrative data, completion rate, universal primary education
This technical paper utilizes data from the DHS conducted in 15 countries and administrative data from three countries to improve our understanding of the completion rate as an effective indicator of country's progress towards universal primary education. Comment

Educating the World's Children: Patterns of Growth and Inequality

Type: Research
Author(s): Wils, Carrol, Barrow
Year of Publishing: 2005
Keywords: Education growth, inequality, schooling, universal primary education, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Bangladesh, Uganda
This report analyzes long-term historical trends of primary and secondary school entry, presents projections of education growth to 2025 for 70 countries, and provides alternative estimates for when these countries will reach universal primary education. It examines sub-national inequality of schooling and the impact of inequality on education growth. Comment

The Challenge of Achieving Education For All: Quality Basic Education for Underserved Children

Type: Research
Author(s): Hartwell, DeStefano, Benbow
Year of Publishing: 2004
Keywords: The Challenge of Achieving Education For All: Quality Basic Education for Underserved Children, Complementary Education Models, Strategies for Achieving EFA, Bangladesh, Colombia, Zambia, Egypt, Pakistan, Ghana, Ethiopia, Mali, Uganda, Malawi, Honduras
Extending education to children who have no opportunity to go to school can't be achieved by relying solely on the expansion of current education management structures and delivery systems. The challenge is to develop and scale up complementary models that have demonstrated they can effectively reach chronically underserved populations and regions. Comment

Teachers Matter: Teachers Supply as a Constraint on the Global Education Transition

Type: Research
Author(s): Wils, OConnor
Year of Publishing: 2004
Keywords: Education expansion, teacher supply, constraints
This working paper suggests that in some countries human capital, in the form of adults with secondary education and trained teachers, is one of the main constraints on education expansion - possibly stronger than financial limitations. Comment

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