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Does longer compulsory education equalize educational attainment? evidence from a major policy reform
M.G. Kırdar; M. Dayıoğlu; I. Koç / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2013
This study examines the effects of the extension of compulsory schooling from 5 to 8 years in Turkey - which substantially increased the grade completion rates not only during the new compulsory years but also during the high school y...
Sstudents’ achievement in the MENA countries: the Eyneman-Loxley effect revisited using TIMSS 2007 data
D.S. Bouhlila / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2013
Since the controversial finding of the Coleman Report (1966), which was that school resources had little effect on educational outcomes comparing to family background, huge literature has emerged in order to verify the above finding i...
Agriculture and child under-nutrition in India: a state level analysis
S.S. Vepa; V. Umashan kar; B.V. Bhavani; R. Parasar / Madras School of Economics, India, 2014
The basic rationale for exploring agriculture-nutrition linkage in developing countries is the existence of high level of undernutrition among rural population and a high level of their dependence on agriculture for livelihood. ...
International labor mobility and employment interactions in Tunisia
A. David; M.A. Marouani / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2013
This paper analyses the international labour mobility-employment nexus in Tunisia in a dynamic general equilibrium framework. The main innovations of the model consist in endogenizing the migration decision, its duration and the remit...
The evolution of labor supply and unemployment in the Egyptian economy: 1988-2012
R. Assaad; C. Krafft / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2014
This paper analyses the evolution of labour supply and unemployment in Egypt in the period from 1999 to 2012, focusing on the impact of the demographic phenomenon known as the youth bulge and the impact of the world financial crisis a...
Children’s experiences of household poverty dynamics in Ethiopia
Y. Tafere / Young Lives, 2014
Drawing on three rounds of survey and qualitative data, this paper examines household poverty dynamics and child well-being in Ethiopian communities. The survey data indicate that many of the households remained in poverty, whereas a ...
Africa rising: harnessing the demographic dividend
P. Drummond; V Thakoor; S. Yu / International Monetary Fund, 2014
Africa will account for 80 percent of the projected 4 billion increase in the global population by 2100. The accompanying increase in its working age population creates a window of opportunity, which if properly harnessed, can transla...
The labor mobility-employment nexus: a general equilibrium analysis for Jordan
A. David; M.A. Marouani / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2014
While studies on the impact of migration on host countries are still dominant, interest in the emigration impact on the home country's labour market is increasing. The objective of this paper is to analyse how labor mobility affects t...
Does the type of higher education affect labor market outcomes? A comparison of Egypt and Jordan
R. Assaad; C. Krafft; D. Salehi-Isfahani / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2014
In Egypt and Jordan there is a substantial mismatch between the output of the higher education system and the needs of labour market. Both demand and supply-side factors could be driving this mismatch. This paper tests a key supply-si...
Inequality of opportunity in educational attainment in Middle East and North Africa: evidence from household surveys
R. Assaad; D. Salehi-Isfahani; R. Hendy / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2014
Education is widely considered as the most important path to social mobility in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), yet there are very few studies of the extent to which it fulfills this promise. This paper uses survey data from ...
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Does longer compulsory education equalize educational attainment? evidence from a major policy reform
M.G. Kırdar; M. Dayıoğlu; I. Koç / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2013
This study examines the effects of the extension of compulsory schooling from 5 to 8 years in Turkey - which substantially increased the grade completion rates not only during the new compulsory years but also during the high school y...
Sstudents’ achievement in the MENA countries: the Eyneman-Loxley effect revisited using TIMSS 2007 data
D.S. Bouhlila / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2013
Since the controversial finding of the Coleman Report (1966), which was that school resources had little effect on educational outcomes comparing to family background, huge literature has emerged in order to verify the above finding i...
Agriculture and child under-nutrition in India: a state level analysis
S.S. Vepa; V. Umashan kar; B.V. Bhavani; R. Parasar / Madras School of Economics, India, 2014
The basic rationale for exploring agriculture-nutrition linkage in developing countries is the existence of high level of undernutrition among rural population and a high level of their dependence on agriculture for livelihood. ...
International labor mobility and employment interactions in Tunisia
A. David; M.A. Marouani / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2013
This paper analyses the international labour mobility-employment nexus in Tunisia in a dynamic general equilibrium framework. The main innovations of the model consist in endogenizing the migration decision, its duration and the remit...
The evolution of labor supply and unemployment in the Egyptian economy: 1988-2012
R. Assaad; C. Krafft / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2014
This paper analyses the evolution of labour supply and unemployment in Egypt in the period from 1999 to 2012, focusing on the impact of the demographic phenomenon known as the youth bulge and the impact of the world financial crisis a...
Children’s experiences of household poverty dynamics in Ethiopia
Y. Tafere / Young Lives, 2014
Drawing on three rounds of survey and qualitative data, this paper examines household poverty dynamics and child well-being in Ethiopian communities. The survey data indicate that many of the households remained in poverty, whereas a ...
Africa rising: harnessing the demographic dividend
P. Drummond; V Thakoor; S. Yu / International Monetary Fund, 2014
Africa will account for 80 percent of the projected 4 billion increase in the global population by 2100. The accompanying increase in its working age population creates a window of opportunity, which if properly harnessed, can transla...
The labor mobility-employment nexus: a general equilibrium analysis for Jordan
A. David; M.A. Marouani / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2014
While studies on the impact of migration on host countries are still dominant, interest in the emigration impact on the home country's labour market is increasing. The objective of this paper is to analyse how labor mobility affects t...
Does the type of higher education affect labor market outcomes? A comparison of Egypt and Jordan
R. Assaad; C. Krafft; D. Salehi-Isfahani / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2014
In Egypt and Jordan there is a substantial mismatch between the output of the higher education system and the needs of labour market. Both demand and supply-side factors could be driving this mismatch. This paper tests a key supply-si...
Inequality of opportunity in educational attainment in Middle East and North Africa: evidence from household surveys
R. Assaad; D. Salehi-Isfahani; R. Hendy / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2014
Education is widely considered as the most important path to social mobility in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), yet there are very few studies of the extent to which it fulfills this promise. This paper uses survey data from ...
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EQUALITY for Peace and Democracy (EPD)
EQUALITY for Peace and Democracy (EPD) is a nonprofit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to empowering women and youth at the community and policy levels in Afghanistan. EPD works to build the capacity of women and youth in order for them to be the front face in presenting their needs in development, peace building and democratic processes of the country. EPD further aims at mass mobilisatio...
Home Grown School Feeding (HGSF)
The Government of Zanzibar have launched a new innovative Home Grown School Feeding (HGSF) programme on Wednesday May 28 in collaboration with the Partnership for Child Development (PCD) and Table for Two to feed over 5000 school children, whilst simultaneously supporting local smallholder farmers by sourcing their produce for the school meals.
Grandmothers Advocacy Network (GRAN)
The Grandmothers Advocacy Network (GRAN) is composed of volunteer grandmothers and grand-others from across Canada. It acts as a Canadian voice for Africa’s sub-Saharan grandmothers who are caring for AIDS-orphaned children, and works for changes in Canadian policies to improve their quality of life.
United Nations Children Fund, Nutrition (UNICEF Nutrition)
UNICEF is a key partner in the major global initiative called the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement. In addition, UNICEF is committed both to working in and convening partnership across all sectors of society with governments, UN organizations, the private sector and civil society. UNICEF is committed to scaling up and sustaining coverage of its current high-impact nutrition interventions in...
Global Unification the Gambia (GU)
Global Unification The Gambia (GU) is a chapter of Global Unification International (GUI) in Australia. It is a youth-led research and development, non-political, non-religious, tax exempted charitable, association established in 2006 at the University of the Gambia. In partnership with relevant institutions, its mission is to provide education, skills and strengthen the capacity of yo...
Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG)
The Child Poverty Action Group was formed in 1994 out of deep concern for the rising level of poverty in New Zealand and its effects on children. CPAG works to produce evidence about the causes and effects of poverty on children and their families. It examines how Government policies affect children and families. CPAG publishes reports, makes submissions and conducts small-scale researc...
Earth Child Institute (ECI)
Earth Child Institute is committed to combating climate change, deforestation and water scarcity. By investing in hands-on environment and educational projects with and for children, both in and out of schools. Its goal is to engage with and support empowerment of the world’s 2.2 billion people under the age of 18 to plant trees, ensure access to safe water, sanitation, clean energy and nutr...
Kenya Community Support Center (KECOSCE)
The Kenya Community Support Center (KECOSCE) was founded in 2006 and has been working in the coastal region of Kenya.  It was established to address democratic governance, socio?economic and youth concerns with a focus on the coast of Kenya.
United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)
Multidisciplinary research institute on development economics
Countdown to 2015
The Countdown to 2015 Initiative tracks coverage levels for health interventions proven to reduce maternal, newborn and child mortality.It calls on governments and development partners to be accountable, identifies knowledge gaps and proposes new actions to reach Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5, to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health. The Countdown Initiative is a supra-institu...
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