USAID’s Progress in Education
July 2001 – August 2002
USAID determined the need to document its extensive activities
in the field of education, the impact of its interventions,
and the trends addressing the challenges that educational development
faces, BEPS was asked to provide support. The BEPS team helped
to distill and comprehensively present the broad scope of programming
the agency has addressed.
USAID: Progress in Education, 2000-2001,
was produced and published with an accompanying CD-ROM, Overview
of USAID Basic
Education Programs. The package of products provides a summary
of USAID’s recent contributions to basic education, including
a review of the importance of basic education to stable societies,
the services that USAID provides, and global progress as it
relates to educational access, equity, quality, and literacy.
The package also contains statistical information on USAID
education programs around the world.
Authors reviewed USAID policy documents and compiled statistics
from UNESCO as well as USAID’s Global Education Database
and Demographic and Health Surveys. In addition, the team worked
closely with USAID missions and regional offices to gather
the stories that comprise USAID’s history addressing
basic education around the globe. The end product provides
a comprehensive cross-section of the diverse educational assistance
and impact USAID programming has made.
USAID: Progress in Education, 2000-2001 is available on the
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