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    We all need more education: What can be done to reduce teacher absenteeism

    International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 2009
    3ie Brief No. 5, March 2009 Monitoring and financial incentives have been shown to have a significant impact on absenteeism, whereas local monitoring of attendance has failed to have such an impact. However, more evidence is required to strengthen these conclusions.
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    Residential schooling strategies: impact on girl’s education and empowerment

    Knowledge Partnership Programme, 2014
    Although there is no definite policy on residential schooling in general or for girls in particular, several residential schooling strategies exist for girls in the public school system in India. There also exist certain small-scale residential schooling strategies outside the State sector, funded either through public funds or other avenues.
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    Education for all: a case of rural Himalayan

    Institute of Economic Growth, India, 2007
    The 1990s described as the Education for All or EFA decade in India witnessed unprecedented dynamism and policy determination in the spread of school education across rural India with attention to quality.
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    Does access to secondary education affect primary schooling? evidence from India

    Institute of Economic Growth, India, 2012
    Universal primary education has been a stated aim of development policy experts as well as of governments. Policies to improve outcome for primary education have largely focussed on access to primary schools. In recent years, this emphasis has moved to quality of education with efforts being made to improve the quality of teachers.
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    Report on the state of food insecurity in urban India

    MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, 2010
    A review of the global context in respect of food security shows that the slow growth rate of food production has led to a decline in per capita output of grain between the 1970s and the first decade of the twenty-first century, due in most part to the inability/unwillingness of governments to raise and spend required resources by way of public investment on rural and agricultural development.
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    An exploratory study on large-scale feeding programmes and the possibility of linkage with small and marginal farmers

    MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, 2013
    India is the seventh largest country geographically, second most populated and the twelfth largest economy in the world. The economy of India is diverse, with a number of major sectors including manufacturing industries, agriculture, textiles, handicrafts and services. Agriculture is a major component of the Indian economy.
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    The school feeding programme in India

    MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, 2011
    Across the world, school feeding programmes (SFP) have been seen both as a social safety net for vulnerable sections of the population and as an educational intervention aimed at ensuring that children go to school and that their learning is improved by elimination of hunger in the class room.
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    Improving livelihoods through conservation and education. A case study of the Swastha butterfly garden

    Norwegian Institute for International Affairs, 2014
    In many parts of the developing world, those with physical or mental handicaps are often considered to be a burden on society, with limited to no remunerative activities available in the workforce. Activities such as butterfly farming, which require precision and attention to detail, are potentially relevant for disadvantaged groups as a source of livelihoods.
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    Changing schools in Andhra Pradesh: the experiences of children and their caregivers

    Young Lives, 2014
    Moving from one school to another is a significant event for children, marked by new experiences and challenges. Changing schools can be difficult in terms of the curriculum, language, physical facilities in the school, change of friendships and adjusting to new teachers.
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    The role of education in responding to natural disasters

    Health and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2011
    The role for education in natural disaster management that appeared most frequently in the literature is teaching children risk reduction and management material. Children often spread learning to their families and communities and many believe that ‘educating a child is educating a family’.

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