Posts tagged Research and Analysis
Education Equity Indicators for Access: Guidance for Practitioners in Crisis and Conflict-Affected Contexts

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to USAID missions, other donors, and implementing organizations operating in crisis and conflict-affected environments for the development of project indicators and metrics to measure equity of access to educational opportunities. Although this document uses terminology that is current within the framework of collaboration between USAID missions and their implementing partners (IPs), the overall guidance for indicator development should be broadly relevant and applicable among other agencies, donors and organizations.

Are our children learning? Uwezo Uganda Sixth Learning Assessment Report 2016

This report presents fndings from Uwezo’s sixth household-based survey and assessment of children’s learning in Uganda that was conducted between September and October 2015. Uwezo (Swahili word meaning ‘capability’) is the assessment arm of Twaweza East Africa, a regional organisaton that works on enabling children to learn, citzens to exercise agency and governments to be more open and responsive in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Twaweza pursues the three ideals of children learning, actve citzens and responsive authorites through the generaton, analysis and communicaton of data, ideas and stories. In Uganda, the inaugural Uwezo assessment was conducted in 2010, and the frst report launched in 2011. Today in its seventh year, the Uwezo assessment is part of the People’s Acton for Learning (PAL) network, which links (so far) thirteen countries in three contnents to measure the basic literacy and numeracy competencies of children, at the household.

Year Published: 2016

Authors: Uwezo Uganda, Twaweza East Africa, PAL Network

Brief Report on Review of Common Methodologies in Studying School-Related Gender-Based Violence

School-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) has been associated with poor attendance and retention and reduced learning outcomes, yet the evidence base is fragmented. Conceptualizations of SRGBV vary considerably, as do the indicators and methodologies used. Without an agreed-upon conceptual frame or common definitions for the various types of SRGBV, researchers and those in the international development community cannot fully understand the nature, extent, and impacts of SRGBV across countries and contexts. USAID Bureau for Africa-Education has commissioned a literature review intended to provide a framework for researchers examining SRGBV. This literature review provides a global overview of the common definitions of SRGBV, the nature of the investigations used to study SRGBV, and the common methodologies observed across studies.

Year Published: 2015

Author: EdData II: Education Data for Decision-Making, RTI International

From Free to Fee - Are For-Profit, Fee-Charging, Private Schools the solution for the world’s poor?

This report from RESULTS Education Fund investigates World Bank’s basic education investments through its private lending arm (the IFC). The report seeks to explore if IFC investments in education reach the poorest groups and help reduce extreme poverty. From Free to Fee provides evidence from IFC funded schools in Kenya, Uganda, and South Africa, and presents recommendations for the World Bank, the IFC, and other investors on how to more effectively end poverty through basic education.

Publication Year: 2017

Author(s): William C. Smith and Tony Baker, RESULTS Educational Fund

Rules vs Responsiveness: Towards Building an Outcome-Focused Approach to Governing Elementary Education Finances in India

This paper builds on the findings from in-depth PAISA district studies to present both the key findings as well as a comprehensive set of recommendations based on the PAISA studies.

Publication year: 2014

Author(s): Yamini Aiyar, Ambrish Dongre, Avani Kapur, Anit N Mukherjee, T.R. Raghunandan, Accountability Initiative, Centre for Policy Research

Raising Domestic Resources for Equitable Education

This paper explores the allocation of domestic resources for education and how how these resources are distributed within the education sector. The findings show that addressing inequality in education requires attention not only to the
mobilization of additional domestic resources, but also to how domestic resources are mobilized as well as how they are spent.

Publication Year: 2016

Author (s): Asma Zubairi and Pauline Rose, REAL Centre, University of Cambridge

Targeting Education Financing on the Marginalized: Lessons from Implementation of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and Right to Education in India

This paper, commissioned for the EFA Global Monitoring Report, Teaching and learning: Achieving quality for all, intends to explore the mechanisms of financing of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan in detail and delineate the lessons learnt from implementation over the last decade. Specifically, the paper will address four sets of issues:

  1. Resource mobilization strategy and financing of SSA;
  2. Resource allocation and fund flows between Union and States;
  3. Planning and budgeting formulas for distribution of resources among districts; and
  4. Outcomes in terms of access and equi ty in resource needs at the State and district levels

Year Published: 2013

Author(s): Anit Mukherjee, Center for Global Development

Financing Education Equity: A Study of Three Country Cases

This study unpacks the nature of the household spending on education and investigate whether the expected cost of participation substantially deepens the equity gap between the poor and the relatively wealthier households in school enrollment decisions. This paper was prepared for the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity as a background paper for the report, The Learning Generation: Investing in education for a changing world

Year Published: 2017


Fair Financing: Education Finance Policy for Equity

This report presents the findings from a literature review of the current policies and practices for financing equity in education, as part of the Finance and Resource Allocation work stream of the Education Equity Research Initiative.

Year Published: 2016



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Fair Financing: Policy Compendium Brief

This brief provides an overview of the policy compendium spreadsheet that was developed to inform the The Fair Financing: Education Finance Policy for Equity Literature Review.

Year Published: 2016

Author(s): Finance and Resource Allocation Working Group, Education Equity Research Initiative


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