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Mobilising communities around school feeding

Starting in 2009, Mali’s national school feeding programme established criteria for the regions and, within them, schools to be funded by the state. Dogoni Second Cycle was one of a handful of schools in the cercle of Sikasso that joined the programme for the 2011–2012 school year. However, early 2012 the National School Feeding Programme identified 166 vulnerable communes as priority zones for state funding, excluding the cercle of Sikasso. As a result, funding for school feeding programme at Dogoni Second …

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Enhancing community accountability, empowerment and education outcomes in low and middle-income countries: A realist review

Authors: Gill Westhorp, Bill Walker, Patricia Rogers, Nathan Overbeeke, Daniel Ball and Graham Brice Published by: EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London Date: May 2014 This review extracts the circumstances under which enhancing community accountability and empowerment improves education outcomes. To answer this question, this review examines literature focusing on low and middle-income countries (LMIC); primary-school education; a focus on girls and on marginalized populations, because they are frequently disadvantaged in relation to education; public …

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Enhancing Community Centred Governance in Climate Change Affected Coastal Areas

Authors: Prarthana Rao, Raghavan Suresh, Pavan Srinath and Jangal Jayaram Published by: Public Affairs Centre Date: 2012 This paper summarises the first experiences of Public Affairs Centre (PAC) in designing and implementing Climate Change Score Cards (CCSC) in Southern India. This project aims to connect the dots between climate change, livelihoods and deprivation, and the regulatory framework that governs communities in southern India along the Gulf of Mannar. So far, the use of CCSC has created “District Platforms”, dialogue platforms …

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Check My School. A Case Study on Citizens’ Monitoring of the Education Sector in the Philippines

This case study sheds light on the design and implementation features of the first pilot cycle of Check My School (CMS) in public schools across the Philippines. The case study discusses the general political background and operating environment of the CMS project. It also provides a step-by-step analysis of the first CMS project cycle in 2011, examining its accomplishments and challenges, and provides lessons from the first pilot year of the project’s operation. The case study concludes with recommendations for projects that aim to follow the footsteps of CMS.

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