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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]
DHS EdData
Education Data from the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS). Has country education profiles for Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Malawi, Mali, Namibia, Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia. Full text reports such as Schooling in Guinea (111 p.), Household Demand for Schooling in Ghana (83 p.), Support for Education Decentralisation in Ghana (51 p.). Questionnaires. " DHS EdData is an education data collection activity supported by USAID and implemented by ORC Macro in conjunction with the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program. It is designed to provide accurate and timely data for education policy and program planning,..." [KF]
Educational Research for Quality of Life, Seventh BOLESWA Symposium
Hosted by Swaziland Educational Research Association at the University of Swaziland, Kwaluseni, Swaziland, July 28 - August 1, 1997. Abstracts and some full text papers
  • The Woman Farmer and the Role of the Agricultural Extension Delivery System as an Educational Process, by B. L. Morolong.
  • The social adjustment of Grade 1 pupils: A case study of Siphofaneni and Duze Primary Schools, by M. Keregero and L. S. Simelane 
  • The "Harambee Movement" in Kenya: the role played by Kenyans and the government in the provision of education and other social services, by S. Chieni
  • A need for an educational research revolution in Southern Africa, by L. Lalendle
  • Education research for better quality of life for girls in Namibia by C. Shaimemanya & C. D. Kasanda
  • 7 and planning in Botswana: the basis for environmental quality and sustainable development by M. Mosothwane
  • Swaziland secondary/high school students' risks that may promote HIV infection and the spread of AIDS by N. Mndebele
  • The "woman farmer" and extension services delivery system as a process of ensuring improved quality of life through education by B. L. Moorlong
To retrieve full text articles on many Africa-related topics, search the ELDIS database (on development and the environment) from the British Library for Development Studies at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, UK. See the Country Profiles page. Has a Jobs in development page.
eSAP Project. Electronic Supply of Academic Publications to and from universities in developing regions.
Academic project, focusing on East Africa, to publish African university research online and to assist the university partners with access licenses to e-journals. Subject emphasis is on development, business management. Read full text research reports from universities in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe. For example, has full text publications, in Adobe pdf, from Sokoine University on agriculture, food security, gender imbalance,etc. "an initiative of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP), in cooperation with the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU) and VL.I.R. : the Flemish Interuniversity Council (Belgium).
Use the Advanced Search. Select your keyword(s). Can limit by Language. For the File Format, choose Adobe Acrobat pdf to retrieve full text reports. You need to judge the accuracy and relevance of items retrieved.
Reports on the latest U. K. development research findings in education, health, urban poverty, gender and violence in African schools, ICTs, society & economy and on policy recommendations to policymakers and development practitioners. Use the Advanced Search for best results. Publishes the Insights periodical whose March 1999 issue was on basic education. Funded by the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID).
Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (Nairobi, Kenya)
"established in 1994 as an independent, indigenous and non-partisan private organisation. It is a non-profit body whose primary goal is to pursue quality research-based public policy analysis and to generate non-partisan discussion focused on Kenya and the region." Full text Policy Briefs, abstracts or full text (in .zip form) for Discussion Papers and Occasional Papers. Topics include health care, interest rates, poverty reduction, education, marketing maize, etc.
International Bureau of Education
Has workshop reports on curriculum reform for Africa. Has full text reports -
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).
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]

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
" is a gateway to electronic resources and tools for the national and international youth and adult literacy communities." Find full text documents by region and country. Site sponsored by the International Literacy Institute (ILI) and the National Center on Adult Literacy (NCAL) at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. [KF]
Has the full text documents such as -

Literacy Assessment Practices (LAP) in Selected Developing Countries. Nigeria Case Study. Prepared for a 2002 UNESCO meeting. by Rashid Aderinoye. 68 p. in PDF

Adult Literacy Programs in Uganda: An Evaluation. 148 p. in PDF

Cote d'Ivoire: Pilot Literacy Project

Managing Curriculum Innovation in Adult Education in the New South Africa. 8 p. in PDF

Nordiska Afrikainstitutet / Nordic Africa Institute (Uppsala, Sweden)
Extensive books and electronic publications program. Publications in English, Swedish, French. Some titles are available free, in Adobe pdf. For example has the full text of Language, Democracy and Education in Africa, by Birgit Brock-Utne, (Nordiska Afrikainstitutet. Discussion Papers No 15). 2002. 46 p. In Adobe pdf. [KF]
Réseau Ouest et Centre Africain de Recherche en Education / Educational Research Network for West And Central Africa
In French and English. "Le ROCARE compte plusieurs centaines de chercheurs.....: Bénin, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambie, Ghana, Guinée, Mali, Nigeria, Sénégal, Sierra Leone, et Togo." Has full text reports such as

Egalité des sexes des sexes dans le domaine de l'éducation en Côte d'Ivoire. 2003. 109 p. in PDF.

Impact du conflit armé sur le système scolaire dans les zones sous contrôle de la rébellion. 2004. 129 p. in PDF. Concerns Cote d'Ivoire.

Enseignement à distance : stratégie alternative d'amélioration de l'accès à l'enseignement supérieur en République de Guinée. Doctoral these of Dr (Mme) Djénabou Baldé, 2004, 357 p. in PDF

Teacher Training in the Gambia: Gambia College Review Report. 2002. 37 p. in PDF.

Development of simple aids for teaching science in basic schools. 2003. 38 p. in PDF. Concerns Ghana.

"MEN-MALI : les grandes orientations de la politique éducative au Mali." 2000. 76 p. in PDF.

Quality of basic education in Nigeria : an annotated bibliography from 1992-2002. 2003. 80 p. in PDF. Covers teacher training, education policy, curriculum reform, primary-secondary education, science education, etc.

Impact of Internet browsing on academic performance at tertiary level in Nigeria 2002. 31 p. in PDF.

HIV/AIDS and the education sector in Nigeria : review of policy and research documents. 2004. 68 p. in PDF.

Evaluation du partenariat entre l'ONG Aide et Action et l'UNICEF : programme éducation de base des filles 1997-2002, rapport final. 2004, 78p. Part 1. 27 p. in PDF. Part 2. 51 p. in PDF. Concerns Togo.

A transnational view of basic education : issues of access, quality and community participation in West and Central Africa. 2002. 232 p. in PDF. (Also in French. 242 p. in PDF). Covers Benin, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Mali, Togo. Primary education, religion's influence, girls education, community participation.

Has presentations given at a 2004 meeting on VIH/SIDA et Éducation.
SARA, Support for Analysis and Research in Africa
Project to improve policies and programs in health and basic education in Africa. Has a list of publications for sale and some full-text reports on child survival, malaria control, male involvement in family planning, AIDS education, gender equity, policy reform, etc.
SD Development Newsletter (U.S. Agency for International Development, Washington, D.C.)
Articles on USAID's projects in Africa on governance, economic growth, agriculture, information technology, the environment, education, health, humanitarian assistance. Quarterly published by the Office of Sustainable Development, Bureau for Africa, U.S. Agency for International Development.
Sokoine University of Agriculture (Morogoro,Tanzania)
"The university was created in July 1984 from the former Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry, and Veterinary Science of the University of Dar es Salaam..." Its Solomon Mahlangu Campus in Mazimbu, Morogoro was formerly the African National Congress's [South Africa] Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College (SOMAFCO).

See also full text publications, in Adobe pdf, from Sokoine University on agriculture, food security, gender imbalance,etc; "an initiative of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP), in cooperation with the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU) and VL.I.R. : the Flemish Interuniversity
Soul Beat Africa. Communication for Change
Find full text reports on using radio, TV, newspapers, edutainment, films, information technology, other media to promote health, education. " Find programmes, activities and projects relevant to your work thru the Programme Experiences database. Has a directory of e-newsletters and journals. Its Resource Mobilisation is a directory of funding, grant sources. Links to related sites. Soul Beat is a partnership between The Royal Netherlands Embassy, Development Cooperation Ireland, European Union, DFID, and BP" and others. [KF]
UNESCO. Analyses, Agendas, and Priorities for Education in Africa. A Review of Externally Initiated, Commissioned, and Supported Studies of Education in Africa, 1990-1994
"This document was prepared by: Joel Samoff, Project Senior Advisor, with N'Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba Consultant..." Pub. 1996.
UNESCO Regional Office in Dakar, BREDA
In English, French, Portuguese. News, conferences, covers all aspects of African education. Many full text reports in Adobe pdf.
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.

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