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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.

CIES 2016 - Economic Costs of Education Inequality

Author(s): Wael Moussa
Year of Publishing: 2016
Keywords: Inequality, gender inequality, economic inequality
These powerpoint slides used for the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) annual meeting in Vancouver in March 2016 highlight forthcoming research on education inequality. The study employs a Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition to estimate the contribution of education to gaps in salaried employment and wages, across 25 low and middle income country economies. 

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.

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.

Global Educational Trends

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2009
Keywords: Education trends, projections, attainment, inequalities
This report covers ten key education trends in brief two page sections with graphical illustration. The topics include: pre-school attendance, losses in school through dropout, future trends for completion and teacher needs in primary and secondary, inequity by gender and wealth, the role of non-formal education, human capital projections, youth and employment, education and health. Comment

Meeting EFA: Egypt Community Schools

Type: Research
Author(s): DeStefano
Year of Publishing: 2006
Keywords: Meeting EFA: Egypt Community Schools, Egypt, Complementary Education Models, Strategies for Achieving EFA
This study looks at UNICEF and the Egyptian MoE’s joint experience in Upper Egypt during the latter half of the 1990s and examines the extent to which community schools successfully provided access, completion, and learning, especially for girls, in three Upper Egypt governorates. The cost and cost-effectiveness of the community schools are compared to government schools. Comment

Why Gender Equity in Education Reform?

Type: Research
Author(s): Kendall
Year of Publishing: 2006
Keywords: Why Gender Equity in Education Reform?, the impact of education across sectors, gender equity
A review of education reform programming finds that female-focused and top-down efforts are only marginally effective. A shift to bottom-up, participatory policymaking, monitoring, and evaluation practices helps assure that gender and education activities are informed by and are responsive to complex social, cultural, political, and economic conditions. Comment

Strengthening Gender and Education Programming in the 21st Century

Type: Research
Author(s): Kendall
Year of Publishing: 2006
Keywords: Strengthening Gender and Education Programming in the 21st Century, the impact of education across sectors, Malawi
This paper explores the current status of gender equity in education by examining the USAID-funded Girls’ Attainment in Basic Literacy and Education (GABLE) project in Malawi from 1991 to 2003. It was one of the earliest and most successful efforts to promote a gender parity approach to girls’ education. This study describes some of the project’s positive outcomes and unintended consequences. 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