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Children studying in class. Primary education is free of charge in Malawi. However, although many children start school, around 60% drop out before completing their primary schooling.

Can unconventional schooling techniques reduce drop-out rates in Sub-Saharan Africa?

This blog was written by Elizabeth Tofaris, University of Cambridge, on behalf of the the Impact Initiative for international development research. The Impact Initiative seeks to connect policymakers and practitioners with the world-class social science research supported by the ESRC-DFID Strategic Partnership, maximising the uptake and impact of research from: (i) the Joint Fund for […]

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Private Education Provision: A Sustainable and Inclusive Solution? Evidence from Uganda

Libby Hills, Head of Education and Rachel Linn, Head of Monitoring & Evaluation PEAS has been building and running private, or non-state, secondary schools for almost ten years. We currently operate 30 schools across Uganda and Zambia, educating over 15,000 studennts. We know from external research that PEAS schools serve significantly more disadvantaged students than […]

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From Literacy to Literacies?

Around the world, Literacy is regarded as an indisputable public good, central to all educational initiatives. As the 2006 UNESCO Global Monitoring Report on ‘Literacy for Life’ emphasised: ‘Literacy is more than a single goal: it is at the heart of the EFA endeavour’ (p 24). Here in the UK, politicians and employers are always […]

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