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Mkukuta Cluster II: Improvement of Quality of Life and Social Well Being

"The two broad outcomes for the second cluster of MKUKUTA are: Improved quality of life and social well being, with particular focus on the poorest and most vulnerable groups. Reduced inequalities (e.g.education, survival, health) across geographi...

Determinants of Child Labour and Schooling in the Native Cocoa Households of Côte d'Ivoire

"Child labour is a widespread and growing phenomenon in the developing world. This paper looks at the determinants of child labour participation in the cocoa farming sector of Côte d’Ivoire, an issue of special interest because the country accoun...

Private Returns to Education in Ghana: Implications for Investments in Schooling and Migration

"This study examines private returns to schooling in Ghana over a seven-year period, and the implications for school investments and migration. The private returns to schooling at higher levels of education have increased for both female and male...

Maths and Science Performance of South Africa's public schools

"This paper summarises the results of four statistical analyses of Senior Certificate and National Senior Certificate results since 1998.Conducted by Professor Charles Simkins, they provide important new insights into the mathematics and science ...

Options for talented learners from disadvantaged backgrounds

"Many learners from disadvantaged backgrounds capable of obtaining university entrance passes in mathematics do not do so either because their schools do not teach mathematics, or the tuition is inferior. In recent years the private sector has ini...

Degrees of Uncertainty: Students and the Brain Drain in Southern Africa

"The brain drain has recently emerged as a major policy issue in Southern Africa. Although precise data on the extent of the skills exodus is lacking, all the countries of the region have expressed concern about the impact of an accelerating brai...

Restless Minds: South African Students and the Brain Drain

"This paper is part of a broader regional research exercise by the Southern African Migration Project (SAMP) designed to assess the emigration potential of final-year students across the region. The fundamental question addressed by the PSBS (Pot...

La Situation des Enfants au Sénégal: Pauvreté, Vulnérabilités et Réponses Politiques / The Situation of Children in Senegal Regarding: Poverty, Vulnerabilities and Political Responses

This paper analyzed the way in which the fiscal and protection policies implemented in Senegal respond to the vulnerability and poverty of children. The available data on the physical situation of the latter provide evidence that many of them are ...

Déterminants des Apprentissages dans l'éducation primaire au Sénégal / Determinants of Education process in Senegalese Primary Education

This study focuses exclusively on Senegal. It was conducted with the aid of a three-level growth model (which comprises : test scores, the student and their household, the school and the community in which it is established). Thus, the scores ob...

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