Birte Snilstveit on improving learning outcomes and access to education

Birte Snilstveit, 3ie’s Evaluation Specialist, presented findings on 14th April 2016 from 3ie’s systematic review on education effectiveness, Interventions for improving learning outcomes and access to education in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on education aim to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning. In… Read more


Interventions for improving learning outcomes and access to education in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review

Substantial progress has been made in improving access to education in low- and middle income countries (LMICs). However, several challenges still need to be addressed. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on education aim to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning. In this context, there is a need for evidence on the effects… Read more


Learning in the face of adversity: the UNRWA education program for Palestine refugees

Palestine refugees are achieving higher-than-average learning outcomes in spite of the adverse circumstances they live under. Their education system—the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)—operates one of the largest non-governmental school systems in the Middle East. Contrary to what might be expected from a resource-constrained administration serving… Read more


Certification counts: recognizing the learning attainments of displaced and refugee students

The certification of the learning attainments of refugee and internally displaced pupils is critical because of its benefits to individuals, families, communities and societies in or recovering from crisis. However, there is very little formal research or documentation that is available on the topic. This report presents a comprehensive conceptual, policy and programming framework, complemented… Read more


Guidance notes on teaching and learning

The good practices contained within these Guidance Notes are designed to help governments, non-governmental organisations and other education stakeholders plan and implement high quality education programmes. Too often in the wake of mass violence, inter-group conflicts, or natural disasters, education, and in particular quality, relevant education, is neglected and not integrated into a holistic humanitarian… Read more


Skills for Higher Education in Mexico

This project was commissioned by the British Council to explore the need to link secondary school learning outcomes to higher education needs in Mexico, as well as possible mechanisms to accomplish this. It aims to address the following research question: What skills or abilities are necessary for students to be adequately prepared for higher education and… Read more


Access to Water, Women’s Work and Child Outcomes

Poor rural women in the developing world spend considerable time collecting water. How then do they respond to improved access to water infrastructure? Does it increase their participation in income earning market-based activities? Does it improve the health and education outcomes of their children? To help address these questions, a new approach for dealing with… Read more


Optimizing learning and education in Africa – the language factor

The document at hand is a stocktaking research that assesses comprehensively the experiences of mother tongue and bilingual education programmes in sub-Saharan Africa. Its overall conclusion can be summarised as Language is not Everything in Education, but without Language, Everything is nothing in Education (quote from E. Wolff chapter two). The need for the research… Read more


A National Study of School Effectiveness for Language Minority Studentsí Long-Term Academic Achievement

Our research from 1985 to 2001 has focused on analyzing the great variety of education services provided for language minority (LM) students in U.S. public schools and the resulting long-term academic achievement of these students. This five-year research study (1996-2001) is our most recent overview of the types of U.S. school programs provided for these… Read more


Early learning: Lessons from scaling up

This edition of Early Childhood Matters looks at the question of how to scale up early learning provision without sacrificing quality. Articles consider lessons that can be learned from national-level experiences in South Africa, Kenya, the US, the UK, Macedonia, Cuba, Chile and Peru, as well as examining lessons at an organisational level with input… Read more


Everyone counts: Dalit children and the right to education in Nepal,

This report describes some Save the Children US programs in Siraha, Nepal, and their effectiveness in improving educational opportunities and success for children in excluded dalit (untouchable) caste groups. It looks at the advantages of supports targeted specifically at dalits, and compares them to more broadly targeted efforts to improve the quality of education. Research… Read more


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