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2014 Newsletter - May

Type: News Archive
Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2014
Keywords: Early marriage, early pregnancy, dropout, Afghanista, Nigeria, blog
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The May 2014 newsletter announces the relase of Teenage, Married, and Out of School: Effects of early marriage and childbirth on school dropout. It also announces the launch of the EPDC Data Points blog, and new data added to the database for both Afghanistan and Nigeria.

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.

2014 Newsletter - January

Type: News Archive
Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2014
Keywords: Access, learning, learning pyramids, survival, administrative data, household surveys, EPDC news, data notes, Beekungo, DHS, MICS, SACMEQ, PASEC, PIRLS, SERCE
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The January 2014 newsletter announces the release of Long Path to Achieving Education for All: School Access, Learning and Retention in 20 Countries by Ania Chaluda. It also announces the addition of the EPDC News section which features short blurbs about ongoing research in EPDC, and the expansion of the Data Notes section of the website.

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.

Modeling Methodology and Assumptions in HIPE-Trend Based Model

Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2013
Keywords: projections, methodology, education trends 2000-2025, HIPE
This technical paper summarizes the methodology used by EPDC to project key education indicators over time. The EPDC projection model estimates pupil volume based on several key pieces of input information, including the gross intake rate (GIR), and the repetition, dropout, and transition rates. Available historical values on these key indicators are used to estimate trends across time, which are then extrapolated for the period of the projections, following the methods described in the paper.  

2013 Newsletter 1 - June

Type: News Archive
Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2013
Keywords: Measurement, access, participation, out of school profiles, learning outcomes, ASER, UWEZO, EGRA
This newsletter announces the release of Out of School Children: Data Challenges in Measuring Access to Education by Carina Omoeva, Benjamin Sylla, Rachel Hatch and Charles Gale. It also announces the release of EPDC's newest profile series on out of school children, based on household surveys and for the 7-14 age group. Additionally, recently added learning outcomes and data updates to the EPDC database.

EQUIP2 State-of-the-Art Knowledge in Education: Secondary Education

Type: Research
Author(s): Jacob, Lehner
Year of Publishing: 2011
Keywords: EQUIP2 State-of-the-Art Knowledge in Education: Secondary Education, secondary education, lessons learned
This brief provides an overview of secondary education in the developing world, the issues currently driving reform, and some examples of recent reform efforts, the rationale behind them, and lessons learned. Comment

Universal Basic Education: A Progress-based Path to 2025

Type: Research
Author(s): Wils, Ingram
Year of Publishing: 2011
Keywords: Education for All, projections, education finance
This policy brief looks at the EFA projections up to 2025 based on historical trend of the last decade to best utilize the remaining years to reach EFA goals beyond 2015. 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

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