Public Private Partnerships in Education

Primary school enrolments inPakistan have improved significantly in the last few years and private schooling in particular has become very popular. There is a demand for private sector education as parents consider it as ‘better’ and not necessarily due to the lack of public schools. Public-private partnerships (PPPs) in education have stepped in to improve… Read more

Complementary Basic Education Policy in Ghana

As with many enquiries exploring alternative or different providers of education and types of initiatives that can emerge to plug gaps in access to education, it is common to find a lot of focus in available literature on defining the terminology. Balwanz et al provide a useful paper, highlighted below, that gives comprehensive insight into… Read more

Barriers to Enrolment in Kenya

This report addresses the reasons why children are out of school in Kenya.  It includes sections on: Proportions of children affected by different barriers to education ILO report on access to education in Kenya Surveys Related information Resources on barriers to education Some proportional statistics on barriers to enrolment were found from differing sources. UNICEF… Read more

Public Vs. Private Secondary Education in India

The public versus private provision of education debate is the backdrop for enquiries such as this. Experts differ drastically in their approach to the potential role for the private sector – whether as ‘conduit’ and peripheral, or as legitimate and key provider. Overall, issues of equity and quality lie at the heart of the debate… Read more

Demand-Side School Incentive Programmes

This report reviews the impact of demand side school incentives programmes.  It presents articles and case studies on: Cash (or in-kind) transfer programmes Vouchers Scholarships Operationalising incentive schemes Cash transfer programmes in Bangladesh showed evidence of being effective including that enrolment increased by 35% on average, attendance improved and female enrolment growth was almost twice… Read more

Education and Community Empowerment

There is a wealth of literature on community involvement in education in poor countries reporting varying degrees of success. An extensive World Bank literature review discusses many evaluations of outcomes of community involvement in schools. Successes, failures and evaluation difficulties are reported.  This report includes research from Africa, Asia and Latin America. An examples of… Read more

DFID Rwanda: Joint Education Sector Support (JESS) Narrative Progress Report, 6th~7th October 2010

In terms of the specific targets set in the Education Sector Support Programme, the following results have been observed: net enrolment in Primary has increased but remains below target Gross Enrolment Rate (GER) remains high but has fallen markedly over the period Primary completion rates have exceeded expectation dropout rates have fallen but remain high… Read more

Guidance Note: Education for Children with Disabilities – Improving Access and Quality

This Guidance Note provides information on how to improve educational access and quality for children with disabilities. It gives an overview of the global context, provides best practice case studies and clearly signposts practical tools and resources. It is in three sections: Background information: a synthesis of information relating to educating children with disabilities which… Read more

Scaling Up Non-Formal Education

While access to state schooling has grown in many countries in recent years, many marginalised children continue to be excluded from this. Some of these children are able to gain access to education through non-state provision. This report looks at initiatives for school aged children to find access to non formal education, for examples through… Read more

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