15.4 Out of School Children Initiative (OOSCI)

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SpeakerName: Ms. Aurélie Acoca, UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UIS), UNESCO Bangkok & Ms. Camilla Woeldike, UNICEF EAPRO

Description: This presentation seeks to review the framework and guidelines used to identify OOSC, as well as present country cases which present OOSCI at various stages of implementation. Sixteen countries in the Asia-Pacific are engaged in OOSCI, and noteworthy results of OOSCI in the Asia-Pacific include, but are not limited to the following: (1) OOSCI led to improvements in data management and monitoring systems; (2) OOSCI helped to improve inter-sectoral cooperation and partnerships; and (3) OOSCI helped to provide the needed evidence and incentives to address underlying bottlenecks and barriers to education development.