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Abu-Ghaida, Dina; Klasen, Stephan – World Bank Education Advisory Service, 2004
At the Millennium Summit, the world community pledged to promote gender equality and chose as a specific target the achievement of gender equity in primary and secondary education by the year 2005 in every country of the world. Based on the findings from a growing empirical literature that suggests that gender equity in education promotes economic…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Costs, Sex Fairness, Economic Progress
World Bank Education Advisory Service, 2004
Launched in June 2002, the Education For All-Fast Track Initiative (FTI) is a performance-based program focusing on the implementation of sustainable policies in support of universal primary completion (UPC) and the required resource mobilization. During its twenty months of implementation, FTI has delivered on results, which give reason for…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Access to Education, Equal Education, Educational Policy