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Education and Training in Madagascar : Toward a Policy Agenda for Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction

ACHIEVEMENTS ADDITION BASIC EDUCATION BASIC SKILLS COMPLEXITY COUNTRY STUDIES CURRICULUM DEVELOPING COUNTRIES DEVELOPING REGIONS DISTANCE EDUCATION DISTANCE LEARNING EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ECONOMIC GROWTH EDUCATION LEVELS EDUCATION POLICIES EDUCATION SECTOR EDUCATION SYSTEM EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES EDUCATIONAL PLANNING EMPLOYMENT ENROLLMENT ENROLLMENT LEVELS ENROLLMENT RATES FAMILIES FIRST GRADE GENDER DIFFERENCES GENDER GAP GENERAL SECONDARY EDUCATION GIRLS GROSS ENROLLMENT GROSS ENROLLMENT RATIOS HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS INSTRUCTION INTERVENTION INTERVENTIONS INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION LABOR FORCE LABOR MARKET LEARNING LEARNING ACHIEVEMENT LEARNING MATERIALS LEVEL OF EDUCATION LEVELS OF EDUCATION LIFE SKILLS MANAGERS MATHEMATICS NEW ENTRANTS NONFORMAL EDUCATION NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS NUMERACY PAPERS PARENTS PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT POLICY DEVELOPMENT POLICY REFORM POOR COUNTRIES POVERTY REDUCTION PRIMARY EDUCATION PRIMARY SCHOOL PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS PRIMARY SCHOOLING PRIMARY SCHOOLS PRIVATE PRIMARY SCHOOLS PRIVATE SECTOR PUBLIC PRIMARY PUBLIC SCHOOLS PUBLIC SECTOR PUPILS QUALITY OF LIFE RATES OF RETURN REPEATERS REPETITION REPETITION RATE REPETITION RATES SCHOOL ATTENDANCE SCHOOL LEAVERS SCHOOL MANAGEMENT SCHOOLING SCHOOLS SECONDARY EDUCATION SECONDARY LEVEL SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS SECONDARY SCHOOLS SECONDARY STUDENTS STUDENT AID STUDENT GRANTS TEACHER TEACHER EDUCATION TEACHER SALARIES TEACHERS TEACHING TEACHING STAFF TECHNICAL EDUCATION TEST SCORES TRAINING SERVICES UNEMPLOYMENT UNIVERSITIES
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Washington, DC
Africa | Madagascar
2013-06-20T19:40:52Z | 2013-06-20T19:40:52Z | 2002

The prospects for educational development are excellent in Madagascar, in light of the increasingly favorable, policy environment for the sector. Public spending for education, relative to the gross domestic product declined in the 90s, coinciding with a five-fold rise in the country's interest payment for external debt. As the debt service burden began to ease in the late 90s, public spending on education began to recover, and can be expected to grow. A key challenge however, is to transform the sector's public spending into educational outcomes that would make significant contributions to poverty reduction. The report identifies challenges at all levels of formal education, where a medium term goal is to achieve universal access to basic education, and of reasonable quality, while closely linking expansion of other levels, and types of education and training, to labor market demand. In primary education, challenges remain to raise educational enrollment rates and reduce grade repetition; including the rationalization of teacher allocation, and provision of learning materials. At the secondary level, policy issues should expand enrollment at a moderate pace, focusing on quality improvements. As for vocational and technical education, the provision of training should be rationalized, to reduce costs, aligning training to labor demand; similarly, for higher education.

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