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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

Does Decentralization Impact Education Quality?

Type: Research
Author(s): Winkler, Yeo
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Does Decentralization Impact Education Quality?, Decentralization in Education Systems, Decentralization, Argentina
Education systems around the developing world are being decentralized. Decision making powers and responsibilities are being transferred from central government education ministries to local governments and schools. This brief explores how decentralization affects the quality of schooling. Comment

Identifying the Impact of Education Decentralization on the Quality of Education

Type: Research
Author(s): Winkler, Yeo
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Identifying the Impact of Education Decentralization on the Quality of Education, Decentralization in Education Systems, Decentralization, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Mali, Honduras, Ethiopia
This paper examines the potential of education decentralization to improve performance in three parts: 1) The conceptual arguments for such a relationship; 2) The empirical evidence of the impacts of education decentralization; 3) Better design and implementation of decentralization policy to leverage its impact on quality. Comment

Meeting EFA: Guatemala PRONADE

Type: Research
Author(s): Moore
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Meeting EFA: Guatemala PRONADE, Complementary Education Models, Strategies for Achieving EFA, Guatemala
The mission of PRONADE is to assist the Ministry of Education to increase access to and quality of education in rural areas by providing financial resources to organized communities. This case study examines the impact of PRONADE community schools in Guatemala from 1996 to 2005. Comment

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