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Education Inequality and Violent Conflict: Evidence and Policy Considerations

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2016
Keywords: Education inequality, conflict
Equity is at the heart of the new global development agenda, with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) prioritizing a fair, inclusive world, where futures are not determined by one's wealth, ethnicity, sex, or other socioeconomic factors. This policy brief summarizes EPDC research findings produced under UNICEF's Learning for Peace program. The relationship between education inequalities and violent conflict finds strong empirical support, particularly in the years after 2000.

Universal, but not Free: Household Schooling Costs and Equity Effects of Uganda's Universal Secondary Education Policy

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2016
Keywords: Equity, universal secondary education
EPDC recently conducted an analysis of Uganda's Universal Secondary Education (USE) policy, and findings were published in the International Journal of Educational Development. From the abstract: "A general consensus regarding universal schooling policies is that they have boosted enrollments while ignoring the quality of learning, although there is burgeoning research interest in the extent to which such policies have contributed to more equitable educational delivery.

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
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.  

Out of School Children: Data Challenges in Measuring Access to Education

Type: Research
Author(s): Omoeva, Sylla, Hatch, Gale
Year of Publishing: 2013
Keywords: out of school, oosc, data, uis, household survey, dhs, mics measurment, access
Do we know just how many children are out of school around the world? 

EQUIP2 Final Report

Type: Research
Author(s): Smiley
Year of Publishing: 2012
Keywords: EQUIP2 Final Report, lessons learned
After nine years of implementation, EQUIP2’s breadth and depth have been far greater than the designers had anticipated. With 32 associate awards in 20 countries, extensive research conducted in numerous topical areas, and 81 publications totaling 2,141 pages, the project has become a key tool for the expansion of USAID’s education portfolio and expertise in the policy arena. Comment

Using Opportunity to Learn and Early Grade Reading Fluency to Measure School Effectiveness in Mozambique

Type: Research
Author(s): Adelman, Moore, Manji
Year of Publishing: 2011
Keywords: Using Opportunity to Learn and Early Grade Reading Fluency to Measure School Effectiveness in Mozambique, opportunity to learn, Mozambique
When all the opportunity to learn (OTL) factors are accounted for, only 30 days a year remain for actual instruction to take place compared to the expected 183 days mandated by the Ministry of Education. Comment

Indicator Handbook for Primary Education (Abridged)

Type: Research
Author(s): Cameron
Year of Publishing: 2004
Keywords: Educational attainment, primary education, educational indicators, international organizations
This handbook presents education indicators commonly used by international organizations. For each indicator the study provides a definition, its purpose, data sources, and limitations to characterize education systems and monitor progress towards increased educational attainment at the primary school level. Comment