Improving Education Outcomes in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Outcomes-Based Contracting and Early Grade Literacy
Fifty-three percent of Grade 4 learners cannot read for meaning in low- and middle-income countries despite an investment of between 33-49% of education expenditure on primary education. Teaching children to read in the early grades is fundamental to building resilient education systems, as the ability to read early in life is a great predictor for education success, and will minimise learning loss during education emergencies similar to COVID-19 school closures, for children who can read for meaning can carry on learning outside of school buildings. Further, the predicted financing gaps in the next few years, as a result of COVID-19, will require governments to utilise limited financial resources effectively and efficiently by implementing literacy programmes proven to be impactful, using financial instruments like outcomes-based contracting that can mobilise and coordinate non-traditional educational finance and incentivise service providers to improve results by paying for achievement of agreed outcomes.
MetadataShow full item record
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Learning for Development in the Context of South Africa: Considerations for Open Education Resources in Improving Higher Education Outcomes Baijnath, Narend (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-07)Education is at the core of South Africa’s national development. The National Development Plan recognizes the potential of education to transform individuals and drive attainment of other development goals. The country’s ...
Traxler, John; Smith, Matt (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-11-20)Successful and appropriate informal digital learning can help individuals and communities build sustainable and meaningful livelihoods, strengthen social cohesion and resilience, preserve and enhance cultural traditions ...
Book Review: Depover, C., Orivel, F. (2012). Developing countries in the elearning era (Vol. 96). Paris: UNESCO IIPE. Huelsmann, Thomas (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014)This review will depart from the standard format of a review, which usually starts by giving a brief summary of the reviewed item. Given that the book is readily available online at this URL and includes a good advance ...
Erdem, Cahit; Kaya, Metin (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-11-20)This study aims to examine the effect of parental involvement on students’ academic achievement at pre-school, elementary and secondary levels by using the meta-analysis method with respect to home-based and school-based ...
Community Engagement to End Child Early Forced Marriage - Experiences in Selected South Asian Countries Ferreira, Frances; Kamal, Mostafa A (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-11)Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5, “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”, emphasises the need for “providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation ...