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Horizontal Inequality in Education and Violent Conflict Literature Review

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2015
Keywords: education, inequality, conflict
After offering a rationale for studying education inequalities and violent conflict, and introducing the concept of horizontal inequalities, we offer a brief overview of the approach and methodology for selecting the literature to be used in the review. This is followed by a review of literature on group identity and its measurement in conflict literature, with a particular focus on horizontal inequality. Finally, we discuss the literature on educational inequality, as well as the studies and evidence to date. 

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.

Does Horizontal Education Inequality Lead to Violent Conflict?

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2015
Keywords: education inequality, conflict

National Learning Assessment Mapping Project

Type: Research
Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2015
Keywords: NLAMP, national learning assessments, learning outcomes, Learning Metrics Task Force
In this policy brief we map the landscape of national assessments and outline the ways in which the seven domains of the Learning Metrics Task Force (LMTF) are reflected in the current priorities of national education systems. Using publicly available data sources, NLAMP collected national assessment metadata from 125 countries from all six regions of the world, and created a database of over 300 assessments, categorizing their subject focus areas, which learning domains they fall in, and at which point in the schooling cycle they are administered.

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

Literacy data: More, but not always better

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2014
Keywords: Literacy, Uganda, learning outcomes, learning assessments
For International Literacy Day, EPDC examined the usefulness and comparability of different types of literacy data across the globe. This policy brief discusses the analysis, with specific examples drawing from Uganda.

Teenage, Married, and Out of School: Effects of early marriage and childbirth on school dropout

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2014
Keywords: Early marriage, attendance, DHS, household survey, teen pregnancy, Southern and Eastern Africa
Over the past decade, as Sub-Saharan Africa saw the expansion of universal primary enrollment policies, gender balance in primary school participation improved considerably, with girls now attending school almost at the same rate as boys. Gains in primary school, however, have not carried over to secondary: for every 100 boys, only 82 girls of secondary school age are enrolled across the region, up from 80 in the year 2000.

Long Path to Achieving Education for All: School Access, Retention, and Learning in 20 Countries

Type: Research
Author(s): Ania Chaluda
Year of Publishing: 2014
Keywords: Education for all, access, learning, retention, DHS, MICS, SACMEQ, SERCE, PIRLS, PASEC
The last decades have seen an impressive growth in school participation in developing countries. As countries have made remarkable progress towards universal primary school completion, the focus in the development community has shifted to reaching the most disadvantaged populations, and improving the quality of education. Is school access truly universal? And now that most children are in school, do we know whether they are actually learning?

Is universal education within reach? Results from EPDC education projections

Type: Research
Author(s): Chaluda
Year of Publishing: 2013
Keywords: policy brief, education projections, Education Trends 2000-2025
EPDC's new projections methodology working paper outlines the baseline indicators, assumptions and methods used to estimate trends projections up to 2025. EPDC's High-level Interactive Projection for Education (HIPE) model uses historical data on pupil cohorts to forecast enrollment and schooling efficiency trends.

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