Publication year: December 2012
The Asia-Pacific End of Decade Notes on Education for All: Goal 6 - Quality Education covers EFA goal 6: Improving all aspects of the quality of education and ensuring excellence of all so that recognized and measurable learning outcomes are achieved by all, especially in literacy, number and essential life skills.
Publication year: December 2012
The Asia-Pacific End of Decade Notes on Education for All: Goal 5 - Gender Equality covers EFA goal 5: Eliminating gender disparities in primary and secondary education by 2005, and achieving gender equality in education by 2015, with a focus on ensuring girls' full and equal access to and achievement in basic education of good quality.
All girls and boys have an equal right to education. In many countries around the world, girls traditionally have been at a disadvantage. But in East Asia and the Pacific where national, aggregated statistics are beginning to show universal access to education, in some settings enrolment, attendance and achievement are decreasing for boys. Boys’ enrolment rates have declined. Many boys are leaving school early. Fewer are continuing on to higher levels of education. Why? This study was done in Malaysia, Mongolia, the Philippines and Thailand.
Publication year: October 2012
The Asia-Pacific End of Decade Notes on Education for All: Goal 4 - Youth and Adult Literacy covers EFA goal 4: Achieving a 50 per cent improvement in levels of adult literacy by 2015, especially for women, and equitable access to basic and continuing education for all adults.
Published: October 2012
The more education a girl receives, the less likely she is to marry as a child. Yet in the East sia and Pacific region, 4.9 million girls remain out of school, 90% of whom are from excluded or minority groups.
Publication year: August 2012
Publication year: March 2011
The Role of Non-State Providers in Delivering Basic Services for Children
This report highlights issues, opportunities and challenges for non-state providers and public-private partnerships (PPPs) in fulfilling the rights to education for all -- particularly the poor -- in East Asia and the Pacific. As the role of the State shifts, there is significant potential for the State to engage and support the non-state sector as it gains prominence in improving access to and quality in education. This report discusses the benefits and risks associated with PPPs, and essential factors for establishing successful partnerships. Click to download the full report.
Publication year: 2010
In an effort strengthen the notion of evidence-based advocacy for gender in education in the Asia-Pacific region, UNICEF, in collaboration with the EAP UNGEI, conducted a Workshop on Evidence-based Advocacy for Gender Equity and Equality in Education to strengthen links between evidence and advocacy efforts, in Bangkok, in early September, 2009. Country delegates from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Viet Nam representing ministries, UN agencies, regional networks and universities came together for this training workshop. Click to download the full report.
Launched in Dakar, Senegal, in 2000 by then United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) promotes girls’ education and works for gender equality in education through a network of partners at the global, regional, national and sub-national levels. This report is an overview of the current state of girls’ education and gender equality. It includes a summary of UNGEI activities and functions, a review of remaining challenges and a sketch of the future direction of UNGEI. The report documents UNGEI’s activities over the last 10 years and its value-added function in advancing the Millennium Development Goals as they relate to gender, education, poverty reduction and the Education for All goals. Click to read.
The Strategic Framework is intended to help UNICEF country offices in East Asia and the Pacific determine what their focus and priorities will be in addressing adolescent education, an area that merits a whole new level of attention. It offers a road map for engagement, clustering adolescents into four major groups according to educational status, and singling out potential actions that can empower and encourage these groups to keep learning. Click to download the full report.
The East Asia and Pacific Regional UN Girls’ Education Initiative (EAP UNGEI) was formed in 2002 to establish networks and partnerships among experts and organizations promoting gender equality in education. As part of its advocacy efforts, the EAP UNGEI has developed this advocacy booklet to highlight the importance of quality of basic education, gender equality in access and policy recommendations. Click to download the booklet.
This issue features a wide variety of articles ranging from description of Early Childhood Development (ECD) programs from different countries, research on ECD service impact assessment and on play in young children’s development, country updates on ECD finance and national policies, to importance of ECD in emergencies, ECD through health sector, and updates from institutions. In addition, we introduce personal reflections, and reports on innovative strategies such as storytelling in making preschool education relevant to communities. Click to read.
Making Education Work: The Gender Dimension of the School to Work Transition
Report of the East Asia learning achievement study
UNGEI case studies in East Asia: Towards equal opportunities for all: empowering girls through partnerships in education
Balls, Books and Bear Hugs: Psychosocial response through education in emergency situations, Examples from Indonesia and Thailand
The Use of Emergency Education and Recreational Kits in Aceh
Assessing child-friendly schools: A guide for programme managers in East Asia and the Pacific. 2006
Potential for education sector wide approaches (SWAps) in East Asia. 2005
Child friendly schools in East Asia and the Pacific: "How friendly can they be?". 2004
Regional experience on integrated approach to early childhood-six case studies in East Asia. 2004