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Malik, R., &Naveed, A. (2012). Financing Education in Pakistan: The Impact of Public Expenditure and Aid on Educational Outcomes. RECOUP Working Paper, 42. This paper presents a broad picture of the state of education financing in Pakistan by tracing the trends in two sources of public financing – state and donor funding and also analyses what these trends a) reveal…
Raza, R., Bari, F., Aslam, M., Haseeb, B., Maqsood, N. (2014).Investigation into Teacher Recruitment and Retention in Punjab.IDEAS. This report documents existing trends and outcomes in teacher recruitment, transfers, postings, absenteeism, qualifications and pre- and in-service training, and explores the relationship between major policy changes and these outcomes. Overall, political interference in the recruitment, retention and deployment processes and design…
Choice and Household Decisions Bhatti, F., Malik, R. and Naveed, A. (2011).Insights from a Quantitative Survey in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, RECOUP Working Paper, 39.Mahbub-ul-Haq Human Development Centre.The objective of this RECOUP report is to present the descriptive statistics emerging out of the quantitative household data collected in Punjab and KP on various indicators that include poverty and inequality; access…
Ansari, A. (2012). Educational Voucher Scheme in Lahore: Serving the Underserved. National Center for the Study. The focus of this paper is to evaluate an educational voucher scheme in Lahore, targeted towards serving low-income families, by using the criteria of freedom of choice, equity, productive efficiency, and social cohesion. The main objective of Punjab Education Foundation’s (PEF) Educational Voucher Scheme…
Aziz, M., Bloom, D.E., Humair, S., Jimenez, E., Rosenberg, L., &Sathar, Z.(2014). Education System Reform in Pakistan: Why, When, and How? IZA Policy Paper, 76. The authors give a general overview of the changes that have occurred in the educational system in Pakistan and the problems that have ensued as a result. They emphasize on the window of opportunity that…
Fennell, S. & Malik, R. (2012) Between a rock and a hard place: the emerging educational market for the poor in Pakistan.Comparative Education, 48:2, 249-261. The authors present evidence on obstacles that the poorest households face in relation to access and learning outcomes. Their contribution to the existing literature on schooling in Pakistan is by identifying exit, voice and loyalty…
Global Education Cluster Pakistan. (2014). Education Bulletin, 46. The Education Cluster in Pakistan is co-led by Save the Children and UNICEF and has been responding to various emergency responses such as conflict and floods. The Education Cluster Strategic Response Plan (SRP) 2014 has been developed and submitted to OCHA. The Education Cluster aims to reach 148,895 displaced and returnee children…
Yoong Lee, L. (2011). Affiliated colleges in South Asia: is quality expansion possible? South Asia Human Development Sector, 47. World Bank This report provides a broad overview of the common features and challenges found in the affiliated colleges system in four South Asian countries i.e. Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Nepal. It also suggests possible reform measures to improve the tertiary…
Barrera-Osorio, F., &Raju, D. (2011). Evaluating public per-student subsidies to low-cost private schools: regression-discontinuity evidence from Pakistan. Policy Research Working Paper. World Bank This impact evaluation study is part of the World Bank’s Policy Research Working Paper series. It estimates the causal effects of a recently instituted public subsidy program to low-cost private schools in the province of Punjab, Pakistan…
Amjad, R., & MacLeod, G. (2014). Academic effectiveness of private, public and private–public partnership schools in Pakistan. International Journal of Educational Development. This paper is based on the analysis of the ASER survey of 2012. It investigates and compares the performance of public, private and PPP schools. The focus is on determining whether school type affects the performance of students…