All Children in School by 2015: Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children, South Asia Regional Study


This South Asia study is primarily based on findings from four OOSC country studies on Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. These four countries have strong national legislation and expressed commitment to the international frameworks to provide all children with basic education. Impressive achievements in improving basic school enrollment rates have been seen in these countries over the past decade. However, staggering numbers of children remain out of school, particularly in the three most populous countries: Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. It is clear that without further action, including some new and innovative strategies, inequity in school participation and ultimately opportunities in life will persist.

Out-of-School ChildrenSouth AsiaIndiaPakistanBangladeshSri LankaOriginal research

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