Let’s Get Serious About Tackling Equity in Education


Many children left behind are from disadvantaged groups

Evidence reminds us that poverty remains one of the strongest discriminating factors in explaining why children don’t attend primary school. At post-secondary levels, it is rare to find members from the poorest households. Many of them have either never been to school or have dropped out before completing primary school. Many poor people are trapped in poverty, unable to break the vicious cycle.  This conclusion is also valid for children facing acute disadvantages such as disabilities and those belonging to minority groups.

Household surveys are the only source of information that allow us to address the equity dimension…”


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