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Needs and Impact Assessment of the IDPRSP by Results for Development (R4D)

After expanding the IDPRSP to over 500 schools, IDPF commissioned Results for Development (R4D) to measure the impact of the program and understand the broader needs of low-fee private schools throughout Ghana. The report, “Understanding Household and School Proprietor Needs in Low-Fee Private Schools in Ghana,” contributes to the discourse on low-fee private schools by analyzing: (1) the priorities, motivations, and strategies of low-fee private school proprietors, (2) school profitability and sustainability, and (3) affordability.
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Esri’s Story Maps Capture the Impact of Empowering Girl’s and Women’s Rights

Last year, the United Nations convened to agree on the most important global development initiative to focus on until 2030, launching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These 17 goals are accompanied by hundreds of targets and indicators; as such, with many organizations implementing the SDGs into their work, it is crucial that the data collection process be thorough and accurate, to track and measure impact, specifically around girls and women.
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What You Should Know About the Education Commission Report: The Learning Generation (Recapped)

The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity (The Education Commission) recently launched its report on education financing at the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly. In its report, “The Learning Generation: Investing in Education for a Changing World,” The Education Commission’s vision is strikingly bold, outlining fundamentals that are razor sharp, focusing on four transformations: performance, innovation, sources of financing and inclusion.
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Rural Communities and the Post-2015 Agenda

This week, the Guardian posted a fantastic article written by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, urging those responsible for guiding the negotiations of the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), not to underestimate the importance of continual investment in rural development.
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Reflecting on the African Scholars Program

The month of December brings about many exciting times. For some it’s the start of the holiday season, gearing up for multiple gatherings with family and friends, and basking in the spirit of giving. Others look to December as a time to reflect on the accomplishments of another year gone too quickly and start to focus on what new beginnings will come in January.
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New Research on the Low-Cost Private School Sector

The IDP Foundation, Inc. is committed to collecting data from the low-cost private schools participating in the IDP Rising Schools Program and welcomes the contribution of additional research that highlights the important role this sector plays in providing Education For All.
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NCRIBE Evaluation Report

After one year of implementing the TFET program, IDPF commissioned an initial evaluation from The National Centre for Research into Basic Education (NCRIBE). NCRIBE is an institute within the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana, and focuses on being a center for research excellence for educational development in Africa.
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IDPRSP Program Survey Reports

During the three-year pilot phase that included 120 low-fee private schools that were initially scouted, we commissioned an independent evaluation by the Educational Assessment and Research Centre (EARC), a local research firm with extensive experience in conducting analytical research activities. The goal of the study was to assess any significant changes the participating schools experienced. The study was completed through quantitative and qualitative surveys, including focus groups consisting of proprietors, parents and teachers.
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