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Girls’ education is improving, but not for all

By Dr Sharon Tao, Gender and Inclusion Adviser for Cambridge Education and UKFIET Executive Committee member. This blog was originally written for UNICEF and posted on 16 April 2018. Reposted with permission. UNICEF has commissioned 10 papers by leading researchers and practitioners to stimulate debate around educational challenges in Eastern and Southern Africa: a region […]

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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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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: UNICEF Think Piece Series

What is a UNICEF Think Piece? UNICEF is commissioning a series of Think Pieces that aim to promote fresh and cutting-edge thinking on how to improve the quality of education in Eastern and Southern Africa. These will be short, engaging and provocative pieces that stimulate debate and challenge the status quo on a variety of […]

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