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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

Resources for EFA: Where will they come from?

Type: Research
Author(s): Ingram, Wils, Carrol, Townsend
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Educational finance, resources, Education for All, Public-private partnerships
This policy brief discusses three main sources for education funds in developing countries: public moneys from government, private household contributions, and donor contributions. In many countries these three sources together are insufficient, and public-private partnerships may be able to fill (part of) the gap. Comment

Retention: Just getting children into school is not enough

Type: Research
Author(s): Ingram, Wils, Carrol, Townsend
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Schooling retention, dropout, completion, primary, secondary
This policy brief finds that 2/3 of the gap to universal primary school completion is caused by early dropout; only 1/3 is from children never entering school. Further, the gap to universal secondary school completion is enormous in almost all developing countries. The brief suggests some strategies to retain children in school. Comment

Review and evaluation of selected education projection models in use in 2006

Type: Research
Author(s): Porta, Wils
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Educational planning, projection, evaluation
Education projections are an important part of education planning and strategy formulation. This working paper reviews four important education projection models that were in use around 2007, describing the components and the comparing strengths and weaknesses, as well as where users can obtain these models. Comment

Population Groups Not Keeping Up with National Education Trends

Type: Research
Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Education inequality, school attendance, population groups
This policy brief analyzes sub-national data on inequality in school attendance in 63 developing countries for the period 2000-2005. Comment

What Does History Teach Us in Achieving UPE and UPC for Education for All 2015?

Type: Research
Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Education trends, education growth, enrollment, completion, Education for All
This policy brief analyzes long-term historical trends of education growth (1950-2000) in 70 developing countries. It presents four general observations on long-term growth trends, and four policy recommendations to accelerate and support growth. Comment

Educational Inequality within Countries: Who are the Out of School Children?

Type: Research
Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Education inequality, policy, out of school children
This policy brief calculates the correlation of school attendance with four characteristics of pupils - household income, region of residence, urban/rural residence, and gender - and finds independent relations for each of the four characteristics. The relations are strongest for income and region, and weakest for gender. Comment

Looking Below the Surface: Reaching the Out of School Children

Type: Research
Author(s): Wils, Zhao, Hartwell
Year of Publishing: 2006
Keywords: Out of school children, school attendance, sub-national regions, development
This working paper is the first in the series of EPDC papers to describe large sub-national school attendance differentials in 30 developing countries. The paper finds that sub-national attendance differentials are correlated with the overall development context within sub-national regions. Comment

Primary Completion Rates

Type: Research
Author(s): Cameron
Year of Publishing: 2005
Keywords: Household survey, administrative data, completion rate, universal primary education
This technical paper utilizes data from the DHS conducted in 15 countries and administrative data from three countries to improve our understanding of the completion rate as an effective indicator of country's progress towards universal primary education. Comment

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