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Unbalanced progress: what political dynamics mean for education access and quality

Susan Nicolai, Leni Wild, Joseph Wales, Sébastien Hine and Jakob Engel
7 July 2014

To support our education case studies, this working paper looks at what effect political dynamics have on the aspects of education being examined, drawing three key messages which have relevance for the education sector far beyond the case study countries at hand.

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From decline to recovery: post-primary education in Mongolia

Jakob Engel and Annalisa Prizzon with Gerelmaa Amgaabazar
7 July 2014

Since the mid-1990s, Mongolia has recovered from the most severe drop in post-primary education enrolment seen in any Central Asian transition economy, now achieving enrolment rates that rival its neighbours and even those of some OECD countries. This case study explores the progress that has been made.

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Improvements in the quality of basic education: Chile’s experience

Joseph Wales, Ahmed Ali and Susan Nicolai, with Francisca Morales and Daniel Contreras
7 July 2014

Chile is one of the few countries to have improved the quality of its basic education significantly in recent decades. As a result of efforts starting in the 1990s, there have been clear improvements in the country’s performance in national and international test scores. This case study explores.

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Beyond basic: the growth of post-primary education in Kenya

Susan Nicolai and Annalisa Prizzon, with Sébastien Hine
7 July 2014

School life expectancy in Kenya increased by a third in the last decade, from 8.4 years in 2000 to 11 years in 2009 - outpacing most other African countries. This figure captures a wide range of progress in post-primary education, and this case study explores that progress.

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Towards better education quality: Indonesia’s promising path

Julia Tobias, Joseph Wales, Ekki Syamsulhakim and Suharti
7 July 2014

Since 2000, Indonesia has made huge efforts to improve educational outcomes, as measured by improvments across a range of indicators. This case study explores this progress, looking at what has been achieved, how it was achieved and what lessons we can learn from Indonesia.

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