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Out-of-School Youth in Developing Countries: What the data do (and do not) tell us

This report presents an analysis of existing data profiling the status of out-of-school youth in developing countries. The report points out the value and limitations of an existing data set--the Demographic and Health Surveys--administered in 75 countries every five years since 1984. The research is first of its kind, offering country statistical profiles that profiles out-of-school youth populations in cohorts by education, age, and gender, and maps the relationships between education, employment, health, and more that determine the status of out-of-school populations. 

Youth Voices on a Post-2015 World

"Youth Voices on a Post-2015 World" is the result of youth consultations that were run in 12 countries globally from October 2012 to January 2013 to understand young people's views on what should come after the Millenium Development Goals. 346 young people were given the space to discuss the local and global issues of importance to them, and articulate their solutions and visions for a world beyond 2015. In this report, the youth involved identified 11 guiding principles underpinning the world they want, and share their ideas for tackling and re-writing each MDG in the post-2015 era. 

The Power of Persistence: Education System Reform and Aid Effectiveness

This study report is the result for a two-year inquiry into the dynamics of improving the performance of education systems on a sustainable basis, and the role that donor assistance can play in achieving such improvement. The study was focused on the forces that influence how complex and institutional changes are introduced, adapted, and sustained in a society over a 20 year period, rather than on the impact of specific policy prescriptions or programs.

Out of School Children: Data Challenges in Measuring Access to Education

This report offers a closer look at the estimates of out of school children of primary school age from a variety of data sources, underscores the challenge of missing data, and provides a thorough overview of variation in the measurement of out-of-school-children and reasons for the variations. The report proposes ways of streamlining measurement using the existing array of data collection instruments and sources, and aims to contribute to the current dialogue on international data while monitoring progress towards Education for All goals. 

Technology, Teaching, and Learning: Research, Experience, and Global Lessons Learned

This comprehensive report looks at the ways information and communications technologies can enhance learning when procured and implemented knowledgeably. The report suggests that technology can compensate for poor teacher quality, benefit special populations, and have the greatest impact when made part of the overall focus within teaching and learning. 

Ensuring Quality: Ministry of Education and NGOs Responding to the AIDS Pandemic

A toolkit for education practitioners to integrate HIV and AIDS education and programming into their curricula. This report offers lessons learned through implementation in the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia. Ministries of Education in these regions have found that they can benefit considerably from engaging in structured partnerships with international, national, and community-based non-governmental organizations and other partners to improve coverage and quality of these program interventions. 

Distance Education for Teacher Training: Modes, Models, and Methods

This publication is a guide to the type of technology modes, education models, and instructional methods used for teacher pre-service and in-service distance learning across the globe. The first portion discusses the Education Development Centre's role in distance learning, the second portion reviews the literature on distance learning, technology,a nd professional development, and the third covers the author's own involvement in distance learning for teachers and teacher trainers in the United States, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. 

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