The long-term effects of universal primary education: Evidence from Ethiopia, Malawi, and Uganda

Learn how EPDC exploits the roll out of universal primary education (UPE) policies in Ethiopia, Malawi, and Uganda as a natural experiment to assess their long-term causal effects on schooling attainment, adolescent sexual and reproductive health behavior, and economic outcomes in its latest research paper.



This latest research paper from EPDC identifies the impacts of armed conflict on years of schooling and educational inequality by exploiting the variation in the timing of conflict between countries using a difference-in-differences matching strategy.



What are the effects of Read-Aloud (RA) story lessons on reading and math outcomes in Northern Nigeria? Find out how we employ a cluster-randomized controlled trial to assess the efficacy of two types of RAs in this new research paper from EPDC.

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Measuring education progress to ensure no one is left behind

EPDC provides guidance on the operationalization of equity measurement in Chapter 3 of the Handbook on Measuring Equity in Education, produced by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS).

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EPDC database adds the latest household survey data from DHS and MICS

EPDC has updated its database with education indicators from recent rounds of household surveys from Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS). The updates mean data from 2015 and 2016 is now available for India, Senegal, Ethiopia, Armenia, and Paraguay.

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Recent research undertaken by EPDC shows the economic impacts of maintaining education inequalities, across 18 low and middle income countries. 

The Education Equity Research Initiative is building a stronger knowledge and evidence base for improving solutions for equity in and through education.

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Uganda's Universal Secondary Education policy was the first of its kind in Sub Saharan Africa, when it was launched in 2007. What are the equity effects of the policy?

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