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Child labor and schooling in Ghana
Sudharshan Canagarajah; Harold Coulombe / Policy Research Working Papers, World Bank 1997
To improve human capital and reduce the incidence of child labor in Ghana, the country's school systems should reduce families' schooling costs, adapt to the constraints on schooling in rural areas (where most children must work at le...
Exploring the implications of gender-focused research for health and health care
Women's Health and Development Programme, WHO 1998
Studies on health differences between men and women tend to emphasise biological factors as determinant. Instead, this technical paper, written by the Gender and Women’s Health Department at the World Health Organisation (WHO), e...
Reflect: Evaluating a New Approach to Adult Literacy
ActionAid International 1997
In October 1993 ACTIONAID, (a British based international NGO working in 20 countries) began a two year action research project to explore possible uses of Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) techniques within adult literacy programme...
The Social Impact of Adjustment in Tanzania in the 1980s: Economic Crisis and Household Survival Strategies
M. Messkoub / Internet Journal of African Studies 1996
Provides a theoretical discussion of the key issues of the social impact and a brief account of the Tanzanian economy and the various dimensions of the economic crisis of the 1980s. Then discusses the social impact of adjustment progr...
Health and education subsidies in Africa favour the better off
F. Castro-Leal; J. Dayton; L. Demery; K. Mehra / World Bank Research Observer 1999
This paper, published by the World Bank Research Observer (WBRO), examines the effectiveness of public social spending on education and health care in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, South Africa, and Tanza...
Africa reviews African eduction programmes
Association for the Development of Education in Africa 1999
Review of 25 countries to identify solutions, policies, approaches and practices that can be applied to constraints facing education in Africa. Identifies a number of trends and lessons: Programmes were more succ...
Has decentralization led to improved services?
A. Mahal; V. Srivastava; D. Sanan / Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung, Bonn 2000
The paper has two main objectives. The first is to trace the progress in the process of decentralization in the provision of public services in India. The second is to test the hypothesis that decentralisation in the system of public ...
Modelling factors that affect school attendence in the Phillipines
A. Orbeta / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2000
Using a merge data set from the Family Income and Expenditure Survey, (FIES), the Labor Force Survey (LFS) and the Functional Literacy and Mass Media Survey (FLEMMS), this paper estimates a model of the joint decision of school attend...
Moving to a professional school system in India: decentralisation and child-focused policies
R. Sharma / Economic and Political Weekly, India 2000
This paper suggests that institutional gaps and constraints are compromising the quality and professionalism of Indian schools. Policy recommendations: The school system needs to rooted in the Indian child's need...
Are school breakfast programmes an effective intervention?
S. Cueto; M. Chinen; I. Montes; F. Andrade; M. Staeheli / Grupo de Analisis para el Desarrollo, Peru 2000
Evaluation of the educational impact of a school breakfast program implemented in rural schools in the highlands of Peru. Specifically, measurements in weight, height, school enrollment, dropout, attendance, cognitivPreue activities, ...
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The education motive for migrant remittances: theory and evidence from India
M. Delpierre; A. Dupuy; M. Tenikue; B. Verheyden / Institute of Labor Economics, Bonn 2017
This paper analyses the impact of anticipated old age support, provided by children to parents, on intra-family transfers and education. The authors highlight an education motive for remittances, according to which migrants ha...
The governance of basic education in the Eastern Cape
Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre 2017
The Eastern Cape province experienced extensive governmental re-organisation following South Africa’s 1994 democratic transition. This entailed significant structural consolidation in the provincial government, and the in...
Comparison of the effects of government and private preschool education on the developmental outcomes of children: evidence from Young Lives India
R. Singh; P. Mukherjee / Young Lives 2017
Over the past two decades the importance given to preschool education as laying the foundation for lifelong learning and development has been increasingly recognised. India’s 12th Five-Year Plan (2012–17) has concept...
The politics of negotiating gender equity in Bangladesh
S. Nazneen; R. Masud / Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre 2017
In Bangladesh there is a paradox when it comes to securing gender-inclusive development outcomes. Since 1991, women have occupied the highest political office and women’s presence is increasing, due to the existence of ge...
Child marriage and early child-bearing in India: risk factors and policy implications
J. Roest / Young Lives 2017
Prevalence rates of child marriage and early child-bearing have been declining across India over the past two decades, but absolute numbers remain high. This paper uses data collected from 3,000 children over 15 years in Andhr...
Scaling-up early learning in Ethiopia: exploring the potential of O-Class
M. Woodhead; J. Rossiter; A. Dawes; A. Pankhurst / Young Lives 2017
SDG Target 4.2 identifies ‘pre-primary education’ as a strategy to strengthen school readiness and contribute to the quality and outcomes of education, which is supported by the powerful evidence from evaluation rese...
Children’s mobility in Ghana: an SBHA Special Issue
G. Porter (ed); K. Hampshire (ed) / Society, Biology and Human Affairs 2010
Children throughout Sub-Saharan Africa are extraordinarily mobile. Every day children travel to school, to markets, to fetch water and firewood, to work on farms and take farm produce to grinding mills, as well as to visit friends and...
Ghana's youth dividend?
C. Ksoll; K. Lehrer / Centre for the Study of African Economies, Oxford 2013
Young people are one of Africa’s greatest potential assets for its continued development. The ‘Ghana Opportunities for Transitioning Post-Secondary School Students’ research project investigates the transition of recent...
Agency and advocacy: disabled students in Higher Education in Ghana and Tanzania
L. Morley; A. Croft / Research in Comparative and International Education 2011
Between 10% and 15% of the world’s population are thought to be disabled. The 2006 United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is an example of emerging global policy architecture for human rights for dis...
Mobile phones and education in Sub-Saharan Africa: from youth practice to public policy
Journal of International Development 2015
Young people's use of mobile phones is expanding exponentially across Africa. Its transformative potential is exciting, but findings presented in this paper indicate how the downside of mobile phone use in African schools is becoming ...
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Research in Comparative and International Education
Research in Comparative and International Education is a peer-reviewed international journal, edited by Professor David Phillips of the University of Oxford, assisted by an Editorial Board and an International Advisory Board of international scholars with a wide range of expertise in comparative and international studies.
International Journal of Educational Development
Impact Initiative
The Impact Initiative for international development research aims to increase the uptake and impact of research from two research programmes jointly funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Department for International Development (DFID): the Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research and the Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Rese...
The Pacific Community (SPC) (SPC)
The Pacific Community (SPC) is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region, supporting development since 1947. It is an international development organisation owned and governed by our 26 country and territory members.
University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh (ULAB)
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) is a private liberal arts-based University in Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Bangladesh. ULAB incorporates the values of Liberal Arts and Sustainability into its curricula, through its General Education Department and its Center for Sustainable Development (CSD). ULAB is a research-intensive University, with multiple research opportunities for its faculty...
Centre for Higher Education Transformation (CHET)
The Centre for Higher Education Transformation (CHET) focuses on diverse areas of research, including differentiation, higher education and democracy, higher education and development, governance, knowledge production, post-secondary education and university engagement.
University of Zimbabwe (UZ)
The University of Zimbabwe is the oldest University in Zimbabwe which is involved in teaching and research and offers degrees, diplomas and certificates in various disciplines which include arts, agriculture, law, medicine, social studies, science, engineering, education, commerce and veterinary sciences. The rigorous academic standards and high quality research output demanded by the University o...
Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF)
Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF) aims to provide quality skills and vocational training opportunities to the poor and vulnerable populations of the fourteen target districts of Punjab in order to improve livelihood prospects for them. PSDF initiated its operations for the residents of four districts of southern Punjab i.e Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Muzaffargarh and Lodhran. In 2013, PSDF’s geo...
American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Not-for-profit behavioral and social science research and evaluation organisation. Within the United States and internationally, AIR: produces improvements in education, health, and the workforce addresses the needs of individuals, organizations, and communities designs and advances statistical and research methods causes pr...
West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI)
The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) was established by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) in 2005 to reinforce the capacities of civil society in the sub-region. WACSI is a not-for-profit organisation that seeks to strengthen the institutional and operational capacities of civil society organisations through capacity strengthening programmes for increased and effective...
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