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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]
Association for the Development of Education in Africa. Working Group on Non-Formal Education (London)
In English, French, Portuguese. Has full text reports on adult education, health education, artisan training, women's and youth literacy, etc. Florida State University, Tallahassee site.
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
Human Rights Watch - Letting Them Fail: Government Neglect and the Right to Education for Children Affected by AIDS
"how governments fail children affected by AIDS when they leave school or attempt to return." "firsthand testimony from dozens of children in three countries hard-hit by HIV/AIDS: South Africa, Kenya, and Uganda."
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).
Imfundo - ICTs for Education in Africa
Imfundo uses information and communication technology to promote gender equality and universal primary education. The Knowledge Bank has full text papers on ICTs in education such as -
  • Gender issues in the use of computers in education in Africa
  • World Space UNESCO Distance learning course on "Community Telecentre Development In AFRICA"
  • New Information Technologies And Education For The Poor In Africa (ITEPA)
  • ICT Based Solutions for Special Educational Needs in Ghana
  • A Review of Good Practice in ICT and Special Educational Needs for Africa
  • Review of Basic ICT Skills and Training Software For Educators in Africa
  • Evaluating digital learning material for English language development in African primary classrooms
  • Improving Access to Education via Satellites in Africa: A Primer
  • An Evaluation of the Computer Education Trust (CET) In Swaziland
  • Evaluation of educational software for the African context: guidelines for educators
Funded by the U.K. Department for International Development, DFID and others.
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, Revisiting technical and vocational education in Sub-Saharan Africa, 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.
International Monetary Fund - Eritrea and the IMF
Full text reports on economic development, Statistical Appendices, gender gap in education, Fiscal Sustainability, etc.
Jifunze Project
Non-profit education project for rural Tanzanians, in Kibaya, Tanzania within the rural Kiteto District, "launched by Christina Gabriel (TZ) and Carrie Oelberger (U.S.) in 1997." Occasionally has internship volunteer positions. Based in Stow, Massachusetts.
Johnson, Rebecca and Steven Kyle - “Determinants of Girls’ School Enrollment in Ghana”
(Cornell University. Department of Applied Economics and Management. Working Paper No. 2001-20, November 2001.) 40 pages. In Adobe pdf.
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]
International NGO based in Senegal. "run by local people and funded primarily by UNICEF." Tostan "developed an innovative basic education program that emphasizes literacy, numeracy, improving life skills and family income, and encourages women to participate in village decision making." The influence of Tostan brought over forty villages to abandon the practice of female genital cutting. Includes a meeting with President and Mrs. Clinton. Based in Thies, Senegal.

See also: International Literacy Explorer's report on Participatory Nonformal Education, The TOSTAN Basic Education Program, Senegal. This site lets you compare statistics on Senegal and other countries.
UNICEF. Girls' Education
Has country factsheets. Example: Girls' Education in Nigeria.
UNICEF. State of the World's Children
UNICEF publishes an annual report on children; the 1997 and following reports are on online.
UNICEF, The State of the World's Children 1999
Includes a Sub-Saharan Africa section.
Williams, Howard - Multisectoral Strategies for Advancing Girls' Education: Principles and Practice
In Adobe pdf. Pub. 2001. 86 pages (Sage Technical Report, No. 3). Produced by the Strategies for Advancing Girls’ Education, (SAGE) Project, Academy for Educational Development. Uses case studies from Guinea, Morocco. Based in Washington, D.C.
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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