• book

From the Publisher

Investment in secondary schooling in Sub-Saharan Africa has been neglected since the World Conference on Education for All at Jomtien. The World Education Forum in Dakar began to recognize the growing importance of post-primary schooling for development. Only 25 percent of school-age children attend secondary school in the region—and fewer complete successfully, having consequences for gender equity, poverty reduction, and economic growth. As universal primary schooling becomes a reality, demand for secondary schools is increasing rapidly. Gaps between the educational levels of the labor force in Sub-Saharan Africa and other regions remain large. Girls are more often excluded from secondary schools than boys. Secondary schooling costs are high to both governments and households. This book explores how access to secondary education can be increased. Radical reforms are needed in low-enrollment countries to make secondary schooling more affordable and to provide more access to the majority currently excluded. The report identifies the rationale for increasing access, reviews the status of secondary education in Sub-Saharan Africa, charts the growth needed in different countries to reach different levels of participation, identifies the financial constraints on growth, and discusses the reforms needed to make improved access affordable. The book concludes with a road map of ways forward that increase the probability that more of Africa’s children will experience secondary schooling.
Published: World Bank Publications on
ISBN: 9780821371152
Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
Availability for Strategies for Sustainable Financing of Secondary Educati...
Available for free
  1. This book can be read on up to 6 mobile devices.

Related Articles

The Atlantic
3 min read

The Geography of U.S. Productivity

From 2007 to 2016, productivity in the U.S. grew at about 1 percent—a historically low rate. In other recent periods, it’s been much higher: 2.6 percent from 2000 to 2007 and 2.2 percent in the 1990s. The divergence has left economist looking for answers about slumping productivity and how to fix it. A host of reasons have been suggested for why productivity has been declining: slowing innovation, inefficiency in sectors that have become huge, inability to adequately measure innovations on the internet, and a lack of spending and investment, to name a few. To get a better understanding of how
Bloomberg Businessweek
2 min read

How Populism May Stifle Growth

The global economy is gathering momentum, the International Monetary Fund has declared. That’s probably correct and undeniably encouraging, but there’s an ominous discord between this expansion and what’s euphemistically called political uncertainty—that is, the stresses caused by surging antitrade, antimarket, anti-immigrant populism. This could be the prelude to some seriously bad policies, enough to derail one or more leading economies and stall the global expansion. There’s another danger, less obvious but no less important: the prospect of chronic underperformance. Even if the new politi
Fortune
2 min read
Society

…How It’s Actually Doing

ECONOMICS IS CALLED the dismal science, but of late its practitioners have shown themselves to be downright sunny. The case for optimism has a lot on its side. Take, for instance, the widespread phenomenon of low interest rates. The bear case is that money is so cheap because private actors see few opportunities for investment other than government debt. But looked at another way, it proves the confidence investors have in the American government’s ability to pay them back. And those low rates have set the stage for the kind of aggressive infrastructure spending that former U.S. Treasury Secr