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    Mobilising citizens for transparency and accountability in education through Textbook Count

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2016
    Civil society monitoring and advocacy that is vertically integrated across different levels of action is one strategy for seeking government accountability. This case study summary is one of a set of seven from the Philippines. Each discusses a civil society campaign in a different sector, and draws out lessons for vertical integration.
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    The education motive for migrant remittances: theory and evidence from India

    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 have an incentive to invest in their siblings’ education via transfers to parents, in order to better share the burden of old age support.
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    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 integration of a disparate set of political and administrative actors under the stewardship of the African National Congress (ANC).
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    Comparison of the effects of government and private preschool education on the developmental outcomes of children: evidence from Young Lives India

    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 conceptualised the pre-primary and early primary sub-stages from 4 to 8 years old as an ‘integrated early learning unit’, to ensure a soundfoundation for every child.
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    The politics of negotiating gender equity in Bangladesh

    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 gender quotas. Women’s movement actors have a long history of mobilisation for women’s rights and securing progressive changes.
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    Child marriage and early child-bearing in India: risk factors and policy implications

    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.
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    Scaling-up early learning in Ethiopia: exploring the potential of O-Class

    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 research. The challenge faced by many countries is to deliver the proven potential of well-planned, quality programmes to scale.
  • Children and young people
    Brazil World Cup Resouces Simon Rawles CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Flickr

    How children's choices influence their wellbeing and how research can help.

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    Children’s mobility in Ghana: an SBHA Special Issue

    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 family and to play.
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    Ghana's youth dividend?

    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 senior high school leavers into post-secondary education and the labour force.

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