You are here

EPDC Research

Does Horizontal Education Inequality Lead to Violent Conflict?

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2015
Keywords: education inequality, conflict

National Learning Assessment Mapping Project

Type: Research
Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2015
Keywords: NLAMP, national learning assessments, learning outcomes, Learning Metrics Task Force
In this policy brief we map the landscape of national assessments and outline the ways in which the seven domains of the Learning Metrics Task Force (LMTF) are reflected in the current priorities of national education systems. Using publicly available data sources, NLAMP collected national assessment metadata from 125 countries from all six regions of the world, and created a database of over 300 assessments, categorizing their subject focus areas, which learning domains they fall in, and at which point in the schooling cycle they are administered.

The Nickels and Dimes of Education for All: The expansion of primary education in Sub-Saharan Africa

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2014
Keywords: Education finance, ODA, completion, retention, foreign aid, economic development, Sub-Saharan Africa

Literacy data: More, but not always better

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2014
Keywords: Literacy, Uganda, learning outcomes, learning assessments
For International Literacy Day, EPDC examined the usefulness and comparability of different types of literacy data across the globe. This policy brief discusses the analysis, with specific examples drawing from Uganda.

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.

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? 

Orphans and Vulnerable Children: Trends in School Access and Experience in Eastern and Southern Africa

Type: Research
Author(s): Smiley, Omoeva, Sylla, Chaluda
Year of Publishing: 2012
Keywords: Lesotho, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, OVC, orphans, vulnerable, participation
Now a decade since the term orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) entered the international development literature, FHI 360s Education Policy and Data Center took a look at 5 countries in subSaharan Africa to reflect on the continuing crisis and its relation to educational participation. Comment

Pages