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2008 Newsletter 1 - April

Type: News Archive
Author(s): Ingram
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: National data, MICS data
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This newsletter announces new data for 2007 from administrative sources, as well as data from 22 MICS surveys.

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

The Extent and Impact of Non-formal Education in 28 Developing Countries

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: Non-formal education, income, impact
The study approximates the impact of non-formal education by comparing incomes of households headed by persons with non-formal education compared to households headed by persons with no schooling.or formal primary or secondary education. 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

2007 Newsletter 2 - December

Type: News Archive
Author(s): Ingram
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Windows to the Future 2025, Review of Education Projection Models, Policy Brief Series
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This edition of the newsletter announces the newest EPDC publication Windows to the Future 2025, which details education projections for 83 developing countries.  Also featured are five new working papers, including those on educating the world's children and on the potential of public-private partnerships to contribute to resource needs for Education for All.  It also announces an EPDC review of existing education projection models.

2007 Newsletter 1 - January

Type: News Archive
Author(s): Ingram
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Untapped Opportunity, EdPop, DemoEd
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The inaugural edition of the EPDC newsletter highlights two education modeling tools, EdPop and DemoEd, available on the website.  It also announces the publication of The Untapped Opportunity, detailing the potential for public-private partnerships in mobilizing resources for education.

Resources for EFA: Where will they come from?

Type: Research
Author(s): Ingram, Wils, Carrol, Townsend
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Educational finance, resources, Education for All, Public-private partnerships
This policy brief discusses three main sources for education funds in developing countries: public moneys from government, private household contributions, and donor contributions. In many countries these three sources together are insufficient, and public-private partnerships may be able to fill (part of) the gap. Comment

Retention: Just getting children into school is not enough

Type: Research
Author(s): Ingram, Wils, Carrol, Townsend
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Schooling retention, dropout, completion, primary, secondary
This policy brief finds that 2/3 of the gap to universal primary school completion is caused by early dropout; only 1/3 is from children never entering school. Further, the gap to universal secondary school completion is enormous in almost all developing countries. The brief suggests some strategies to retain children in school. Comment

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