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How (Well) is Education Measured in Household Surveys?

Type: Research
Author(s): Wils
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: Household survey, education modules, comparative analysis
This working paper analyzes how well education information is collected in a wide variety of 30 recent household surveys. The intent of the analysis is to identify good practice and pitfalls in education modules, and the recommendations are intended to be used as the basis for an interagency workgroup on improving education modules in household surveys. 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

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

Four Studies of Education Growth: Inequality by Wealth, Age Effects, Sub-National Learning Differentials, and Projections

Type: Research
Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: Education for All, Global Monitoring Report, education growth, sub-national, inequalities, projections
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 2009 - Overcoming Inequality: Why Governance Matters. All the studies are available separately as 2009 EPDC working papers. Comment

What Works in Expanding School Participation

Type: Research
Author(s): Dusen
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: Education growth, enrollment, completion, education expansion, participation
The paper identifies some of the key government policies responsible for the rapid expansion in primary enrollment and completion prior to 2005, and explores the likelihood of continued expansion and the implications of expansion for individuals and the countries as a whole. 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

Education Equity in Central America

Type: Research
Author(s): Pallais, Laguna
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Education Equity in Central America, Education Data, Information, Learning Outcomes, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras
The objective of this document is to discuss and quantify educational inequalities in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua as well as to provide information for dialogue on public policies that contribute to the effective development of the CA-4 countries. Comment

Equidad de la Educación en Centroamérica: Un tema pendiente en la agenda pública

Type: Research
Author(s): Pallais, Laguna
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Equidad de la Educación en Centroamérica: Un tema pendiente en la agenda pública, Education Data, Information, Learning Outcomes, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras
The objective of this document is to discuss and quantify educational inequalities in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua as well as to provide information for dialogue on public policies that contribute to the effective development of the CA-4 countries. Comment

Is EMIS Enough to Measure Primary Completion?

Type: Research
Author(s): Cameron
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Is EMIS Enough to Measure Primary Completion?, Education Data, Information, Learning Outcomes
Recent improvements in Education Management Information Systems (EMIS) have allowed countries and organizations to obtain and organize national education information quickly and easily. However, additional indicators, primarily obtained through household surveys, are necessary for cross-country or time-series analyses to be effective. Comment

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