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    Report on budget private schools in India

    Centre for Civil Society, India, 2017
    This report looks at four key themes around Budget Private Schools (BPS): demand, supply, ecosystem and regulation. The report is unique in the sense that it captures voices across academia, school operators, service providers and even policy makers. The first section deals with parental aspirations and how they can demand accountability and exercise their school choice.
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    Reducing school dropout rates in Malawi and Lesotho

    Impact Initiative, 2017
    ‘School in a bag’, buddy systems and catch-up clubs have paved the way for improved learning and reduced dropout in schools in Malawi and Lesotho.
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    ESRC-DFID Research for Policy and Practice: Disability and Education

    Impact Initiative, 2017
    This collection of ESRC–DFID funded research provides new evidence on what governments must consider in order to ensure that children with disabilities benefit from quality education without discrimination or exclusion.This research contains excellent, globally relevant and contextually grounded evidence of how the education sector can plan and design policies with a lasting impact for children
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    National Plan of Action for Children (NPAC) 2016

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2016
    The National Policy for Children 2013 adopted by the Government of India in April 2013, adheres to the Constitutional mandate and guiding principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). It identifies rights of children under four key priority areas, viz. Survival, Health and Nutrition, Education and Development, Protection, and Participation.
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    Cracking The Code: Girls' and women's education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 2017
    UNESCO's Cracking The Code: Girls' and women's education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) report aims to ‘crack the code’, or to decipher the f
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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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