How pro-poor is Ethiopia’s education expansion?: a benefit incident analysis of education since 1995/96
To make further inroads into tackling wealth, gender, and regional disparities in educational access, authors highlight the following policy recommendations:
- secondary education should be made more accessible to children from poor families
- to ensure that current pro-poor emphasis is sustained over time, monitoring and evaluation of education policies is essential
- to tackle social factors that constrain poorer households from investing in girls education, a cross sectoral approach is important
- to address gender inequalities an affirmative action plans, targeting female children from rural and poor households, is required
- a more concerted action is needed to further reduce the inter-regional educational gap
- data on per capita expenditure should be integrated into education monitoring, as it elucidates the links between expenditure and school quality.