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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

Efficiency: A Study of Promotion-, Repetion- and Dropout Rates among Pupils in Four Age-groups in Sub-Saharan Africa

Type: Research
Author(s): Wils, Sylla, Oliver
Year of Publishing: 2009
Keywords: Education efficiency, promotion, repetition, dropout, Sub-Saharan Africa
This policy brief measures the extent and effects of under- and overage school attendance among pupils in Sub-Saharan Africa based on household survey data from 22 developing countries. 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

Oportunidad para Aprender: Una estrategia de gran impacto para mejorar los resultados educativos en los países en desarrollo

Type: Research
Author(s): Gillies, Quijada
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: Oportunidad para Aprender: Una estrategia de gran impacto para mejorar los resultados educativos en los países en desarrollo, opportunity to learn
This paper will argue that the basic opportunity to learn does not exist in many countries, assuring that schools provide these basic elements of an opportunity to learn could potentially yield big improvements in learning. The paper will assess the following questions: 1) what basic factors create the opportunity to learn, and 2) to what extent is the lack of these basic elements a problem in developing countries? Comment

Opportunity to Learn: A high impact strategy for improving educational outcomes in developing countries

Type: Research
Author(s): Gillies, Quijada
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: Opportunity to Learn: A high impact strategy for improving educational outcomes in developing countries
This paper will argue that the basic opportunity to learn does not exist in many countries, assuring that schools provide these basic elements of an opportunity to learn could potentially yield big improvements in learning. The paper will assess the following questions: 1) what basic factors create the opportunity to learn, and 2) to what extent is the lack of these basic elements a problem in developing countries? Comment

Working Paper: Expanding Secondary Education for Sub-Saharan Africa: Where are the Teachers?

Type: Research
Author(s): Moore, DeStefano, Terway, Balwanz
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: Working Paper: Expanding Secondary Education for Sub-Saharan Africa: Where are the Teachers?, Secondary education expansion and teacher shortage, secondary education
This paper looks at the mounting demographic pressure to expand secondary access and contrasts it to the limited ability of current education systems to produce and deploy the necessary numbers of teachers to respond to that pressure. Comment

Working Paper: L'expansion l'education secondaire en Afrique subsaharienne : Ou sont les Professeurs?

Type: Research
Author(s): Moore, DeStefano, Terway, Balwanz
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: Working Paper: L'expansion l'éducation secondaire en Afrique subsaharienne : Ou sont les Professeurs?, Secondary education expansion and teacher shortage, secondary education
This paper looks at the mounting demographic pressure to expand secondary access and contrasts it to the limited ability of current education systems to produce and deploy the necessary numbers of teachers to respond to that pressure. Comment

Working Paper: The Expansion of Secondary Education and the Need for Teachers: How big is the gap?

Type: Research
Author(s): Moore, DeStefano, Terway, Balwanz
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: Working Paper: The Expansion of Secondary Education and the Need for Teachers: How big is the gap?, Secondary education expansion and teacher shortage, secondary education
This paper uses data from 14 developing countries to quantify the future demand for teachers and to examine the capacity of the education systems to produce teachers. It discusses whether existing supply mechanisms and inefficiencies prevent these countries from expanding access to secondary education. The paper also examines what determines the pool of potential teachers at the secondary level. 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

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