Funded by the ZENEX Foundation.
Final Report to the ZENEX Foundation on poor student performance in Foundation Phase literacy and numeracy
Synthesis report for the Programme to support Pro-poor Policy development (PsPPd)
A report to the South African Human Rights Commission
Report to be released 25 June
The SACMEQ at a glance series is part of an ongoing research project on data from the Southern and Eastern African Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ). The aim of these documents is to provide a two page snapshot of some important elements of the primary school system in each of the participating countries, allowing for comparisons both within and between countries. Statistics are reported for ten African countries for SACMEQ II (2000) and SACMEQ III (2007). The ten countries
Joint project with Oxford Policy Management for the Department of Basic Education and funded by UNICEF. This entailed the analysis of a large volume of data and culminated in 12 reports
Study for the Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) that found that graduate unemployment is not such a large problem as previously thought.
Scoping study for 3IE, Presidency and the Department of Basic Education. Concluded that an impact evaluation of these two programmes would not be feasible with existing data.
Study for NSFAS which compared the progression of all students awarded bursaries from National Student Financial Aid Scheme and who started their studies in 2000-2004 to all other students.
Evaluation of an NGO financially supported by DG Murray Trust.
A report for the National Planning Commission that formed the gist of the NPC’s recommendations on school education for the National Development Plan.
A report for UNICEF Namibia and the Namibian Statistical Agency that investigated the profile of Namibian child poverty using the most recent household income and expenditure surveys.
Study for UNICEF Botswana that pieced together the situation regarding child and maternal health in Botswana using a large number of datasets of Statistics Botswana.
Study for the Programme to Support Pro-Poor Policy Development, a partnership programme between the SA Presidency and the European Union. Investigated both the correlates of education quality and how poor quality education affects labour market outcomes (employment and wages) of the poor.
Data analysis for Department of Cooperative Government and Traditional Affairs, funded by the Business Trust, on the availability of basic services by District of Metropolitan Municipality and by province.
Combination of a macro (CGE) model of the economy and tracking the impact to micro-levels through the microeconometric modelling of the labour market. Undertaken in collaboration with the Financial and Fiscal Commission and the University of Laval for UNICEF. Various versions.
Involved the design, monitoring and analysis of a Public Expenditure Tracking survey (PETS) and a Quality of Service Delivery survey of 900 Early Childhood Development centres in three provinces in order to track the funds they received from the state. Undertaken for Departments of Social Development and Education and funded by UNICEF.
Study for the Hospital Association of South Africa (HASA) undertaken jointly with Econex
Study for the Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC) as input into their recommendations on the division of revenue between the three spheres of government.
Study for National Treasury analysed available data from many resources, including household surveys and fiscal data, to determine the recipients of subsidies and to estimate the distribution of spending to different recipients. Follows two earlier fiscal incidence analyses also undertaken for Treasury.
Investigation of school retention, drop outs and the factors behind it for the Ministerial Committee
Pilot study in Limpopo for the World Bank, focused on developing instruments for a possible school survey. It involved inter alia piloting a survey of primary schools and focus groups with parents, teachers and community leaders in Limpopo
Study for Financial and Fiscal Commission. Utilised school survey data and investigated the international literature to determine to what extent availability of infrastructure contributes to educational outcomes.
Analysis of school survey data for Joint Education Trust (JET) to determine factors associated with improved performance in Western Cape schools.