Educational policy analysis. Progress and results indicators and their relevance for educational policy analysis

Toolkits & Guides
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, SIDA
57 p.
Periodical title
New Education Division Documents No. 15

The Swedish International Development Agency's DESO/Education Division's working group for education system aims to strengthen the analysis of the education system in Sida co-operation countries where Sweden gives support to education. Governments in all countries have to choose between a multitude of policy priorities, such as the level of public spending on education, teacher salaries, enrolment rates, completion rates, access to textbooks and school buildings, school construction, impact of HIV/Aids, etc. In order to ensure the quality of the support that DESO/UND processes the division needs to improve the knowledge of partner country policy priorities. It is therefore important to be able to analyze the data and get a clear view on the policy choice made.As part of improving the analysis of education systems, this report provides a review of relevant statistics and indicators of progress in primary and secondary education. The review focuses on developing countries where Sida supports education sector development as a whole. The countries selected are Bolivia, Honduras, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Bangladesh and Cambodia.The objectives of the review are to i) assist Sida in reaching a better understanding of partner countries' conditions as they move from a project-oriented to a sector-oriented approach; and ii) collect and review relevant statistics and indicators of progress and results in primary and secondary education for the above mentioned countries using an international and comparative perspective.Chapter 5 of this document looks at the impact of HIV/AIDS in education.

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