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ActionAid - Education Programs
Has full text reports on donor issues (Donor participation in the education sector in Ghana, 43 p. in MS Word format, etc.), their Elimu education campaign. Action Aid, founded in 1972, is a U.K. development organization. Based in London. [KF] http://www.actionaid.org.uk/index.asp?page_id=436

See also ActionAid - Gambia. http://www.actionaid-gambia.org/
African Development Bank. Education Projects
Projects funded by the Bank. See also the Bank's Education Sector Policy Paper (Pub. 1999. 49 p. In Adobe pdf.) http://www.afdb.org/projects/projects/projects_sector/projects_sector_education.htm
Association for the Development of Education in Africa (Paris)
In English and French. Based in Paris, France. "focuses on developing partnerships between Ministers of Education and funding agencies in order to promote effective education policies based on African leadership and ownership." Has full text reports (in Adobe PDF format), the PRISME database of education projects, by country, funding agency, etc.

Has Working Groups on: Books and Learning Materials, Distance Education and Open Learning, Early Childhood Development, Education Sector Analysis, Education Statistics, Female Participation in Education, Finance and Education, Higher Education, Nonformal Education, The Teaching Profession. Publishes a Newsletter sponsors an Africa Education Journalism Award. [KF] http://www.adeanet.org/
Boston College, Center for International Higher Education
Has Bibliographies from the African Higher Education Project. "These bibliographies on higher education in Africa represent a section of an upcoming book "African Higher Education: An International Reference Handbook" which is being published by Indiana University Press." Full text issues of the Center's newsletter, International Higher Education with short articles on African education. Based in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. [KF] http://www.bc.edu/
Colloquium on African and North American Higher Education: New Partnerships, New Directions
Funded by The Rockefeller Foundation. Two Commissioned Papers were presented at the 2002 African Studies Association, Washington, D.C. http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/%7Ecallasa/COLLOQUIUMON.html
"Challenges Facing African Universities" By Dr. Akilagpa Sawyerr. 62 pages, in PDF plus figures in Adobe pdf
"The Promise of Partnership and Continuities of Dependence: External Support to Higher Education in Africa" By Joel Samoff and Bidemi Carrol. 126 pages in PDF.
CREATE, Consortium for Research on Educational Access, Transitions and Equity
"established in January 2006 to...... improve access to basic education" in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Will analyse policy and practice designed to reduce exclusion. Partners with institutions in Ghana and South Africa. Links to related sites. Based at the Centre for International Education SSE, University of Sussex Brighton, United Kingdom. http://www.create-rpc.org
Equity in National Education Policies
Messages from an April 2000 on-line discussion on the list EDU-DEMOC (Education for Democracy). On the web site of the Education Development Center, "an international, non-profit organization with 350 projects dedicated to enhancing learning, promoting health,..." Part of their Global Learning Group. http://www.edc.org/GLG/edu-democ/hypermail/0067.html
Global Campaign for Education
"The GCE believes that free, quality basic education for every girl, boy, man and woman is not only an essential right, but an achievable goal." "The GCE therefore demands that the international community and governments of the South take immediate action to implement the Education for All goals and strategies agreed by 185 world governments at Dakar in April 2000." Has many full text documents. Based in Brussels, Belgium. [KF] http://www.campaignforeducation.org/

No Excuses: Education for all
- In English, French, some Spanish. 2008 report card ranking individual countries on meeting the goals of education for all. Full report is 278 p. in PDF. The Sub-Saharan Africa section is 45 p. in PDF.
International Conference on Education (ICE) 46th: "Education for All for Learning to Live Together," 5-8 September 2001, Geneva, Switzerland
"a forum for dialogue between ministers of education. While ministers play the most active role during the ICE, other partners also participate in the dialogue: researchers, practitioners, representatives of intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations. Participants are invited by the Director-General of UNESCO." Has working papers, discussion papers and country reports provides snapshots of projects (Bridge). http://www.ibe.unesco.org/International/ICE/
International Institute for Educational Planning, IIEP
"information on educational planning and management, including IIEP's training programmes, research and online publications." "created by UNESCO in 1963 in Paris, France.....supported by grants from UNESCO and by voluntary contributions from Member States..." Use the Search to locate full text reports on African education. Based in Paris, France. [KF] http://www.unesco.org/iiep/

Examples of reports - L'Impact des politiques de scolarisation des filles: Mauritanie, Tunisie, Inde, Bangladesh et Sénégal, Strategic financial management in Southern African universities, Policy Forum on the Organisation of Ministries of Education, Revisiting technical and vocational education in Sub-Saharan Africa, Transformation and institutional quality management within a South African university: a case study of the University of the Orange Free State, Education and training strategies for disadvantaged youth in South Africa, Surviving school: education for refugee children from Rwanda, 1994-1996, Private and community schools in Tanzania, Education policy formulation in Tanzania, Les Ecoles communautaires: Mali, Sénégal, Togo
Pole de Dakar
In French, English. Part of the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP UNESCO), a platform for expertise in education policy analysis. Works with ministries of education, offers technical expertise to all African countries. Country profiles. Full text reports. Education status reports, education sector analyses, universal primary education. Issues of PoleMAG, their newsletter in English are online. Based in Dakar, Senegal. http://www.poledakar.org/
Rwanda. Ministere de l'Education - Etude du Secteur de l'Education au Rwanda
259 pages in PDF. Includes a map. On the web site of UNESCO Documents and Publications. [KF] http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0011/001121/112128F.pdf
Tanzania Education, TanEdu
An educational portal for Tanzanians, managed by Tanzania Education and Information Services Trust (TanEdu). Offers practical information for teachers, students, parents. Has a directory of higher education institutions, database of secondary schools, ICT in rural Tanzania, examination results, school calendar, and more. Based in Dar es Salaam. http://www.tanedu.org/

Full text of -

Tanzania National Policy on HIV / AIDS
. 2001. 45 p. in PDF.

Ministry of Science. National Higher Education Policy. 1999. 32 p. in PDF.

Ministry of Education & Culture. Education and Training Policy. 104 p. in PDF.
UNESCO Education for All
"Participants at the World Conference on Education for All in Jomtien, Thailand, in 1990 pledged to provide primary education for all children and massively reduce adult illiteracy by the end of the decade. The education for all movement was born." Has the national plans of action for education for some African countries. http://www.unesco.org/education/efa/index.shtml
World Bank Education
Projects, statistics, on all aspects (Girls' Education, Education Technology, Early Child Development, Tertiary Education, Effective School and Teacher Secondary Education, Adult Education, Global Education Reform, School Health, Economics of Education) with many full text reports. http://www1.worldbank.org/education/
World Education Forum, Dakar, April 2000
Includes "A Framework for action in Sub-Saharan Africa" and African country reports (Cameroon, Cape Verde, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Niger, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania). http://www.unesco.org/education/efa/wef_2000/index.shtml
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