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Child Vulnerability and Educational Disadvantage in Uganda: Patterns of School Attendance and Performance

Type: Research
Author(s): Sylla, Omoeva, Smiley
Year of Publishing: 2012
Keywords: Uganda, vulnerability, OVC, attendance, learning outcomes
This paper analyzes the extent to which Uganda's official government "child vulnerability" indicators are associated with two important components of educational disadvantage: school attendance and sixth grade learning outcomes. Comment

Most Vulnerable Children in Tanzania

Type: Research
Author(s): Terway, Dooley, Smiley
Year of Publishing: 2012
Keywords: MVC; OVC; Tanzania; orphans; vulnerable; access; attendance
This paper analyzes the extent to which, in Tanzania, 'child vulnerability' indicators identified by the government of Tanzania are associated with lower educational access, and what additional indicators predict educational vulnerability. Comment

Seeing the reconstruction of primary education in Southern Sudan through EMIS 2006-2009

Type: Research
Author(s): Kim, Wils, Moses, Jang
Year of Publishing: 2011
Keywords: Sudan, South Sudan, Education for All, Global Monitoring Report, EMIS, reconstruction
This commissioned background report for the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2011 looks at the reconstruction of primary education in Southern Sudan through EMIS 2006-2009 data. Comment

How do violent conflicts affect school enrolment?: Analysis of Sub-National Evidence from 19 Countries

Type: Research
Author(s): Chaluda, Sylla, Yan, Wils
Year of Publishing: 2011
Keywords: Education for All, Global Monitoring Report, violent conflict, school enrolment
This commissioned background report for the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2011 looks at the effect of violent conflicts on school enrolment at sub-national level in 19 countries. Comment

The effect of violent conflict on the primary education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Type: Research
Author(s): Sylla
Year of Publishing: 2011
Keywords: Conflict, Pakistan, primary education, Education for All, Global Monitoring Report
This commissioned background report for the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2011 looks at the effect of violent conflict on the primary education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Comments

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

Estimating the Costs of Achieving Education for All in Low-Income Countries

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2010
Keywords: Education for All, educational costs, low-income countries, Global Monitoring Report
This is a background paper commissioned for the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2010 for financial gap costing on 47 low-income countries in reaching Education for All goals by 2015. Comment

Pupil Performance and Age: A Study of Promotion, Repetition and Dropout Rates Among Pupils in Four Age Groups in 35 Countries

Type: Research
Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2009
Keywords: School performance, age group, promotion, repetition, dropout
This working paper investigates the extent of under- and overage pupils in developing countries and the differences in school performance by age group. The study finds that in the lower grades of primary school, older pupils generally outperform younger ones and younger pupils are far more likely to repeat grades. In higher grades of primary school and in all grades of secondary school, older pupils under-perform; they are less likely to be promoted and more likely to drop out of school than younger pupils.

Sub-national Disparities in Learning

Type: Research
Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2009
Keywords: Education inequality, sub-national, attendance, pupil-teacher ratio, education outcomes
This working paper examines sub-national differences in student learning by in 25 developing countries. The study proposes criteria for selecting the best measure of learning disparity. It finds that sub-national learning score disparity correlates poorly to the pupil-teacher ratio differentials and best to attendance rate differentials. Comment

Household Survey Guidelines on Education Appendices

Type: Research
Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2009
Keywords: Household survey, guidelines, International Household Survey Network
This paper contains the appendices for the Household Survey Guidelines on Education working paper for use in the context of the IHSN Question Bank working paper. Comment

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