Education and development post 2015
Can village savings groups overcome families’ difficulties in funding their children’s education? OPM presented findings on this question and other issues at the 12th UKFIET Conference on Education and Development, taking place in Oxford on 10-12 September 2013.
The UK Forum for International Education and Training (UKFIET) provides a platform for universities, non-governmental organisations, consultancy groups and professional associations working for education and development internationally to share ideas, knowledge and expertise.
At the conference, three OPM consultants presented research findings:
- Georgina Rawle and Ian MacAuslan discussed their experience of using evidence as part of a results-based management model in an OPM project in Bangladesh.
- Stuart Cameron presented two papers, one exploring new ways of measuring education and urban poverty in developing countries, based on data from Bangladesh, Malawi, and Vietnam. The second paper (co-authored with Eric Daniel Ananga) looked at whether village savings groups in Ghana help households pay for educational expenses.