Many children and adolescents remain out of school in GPE partner countries, mostly from the marginalized groups. Understanding who these children are and why they are out of school is a vital step in policy and planning. The Out-of-School Children Initiative (OOSCI) is a partnership between UNICEF, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, and the Global Partnership for Education, which aims to support governments to create solutions to bring these children back to school.
The session reflected on the lessons from OOSCI since 2010, examined some key methodological issues around counting out-of-school children, and considered how evidence can be used in the future to improve policy and planning, and remove barriers to educational opportunity.
Moderator: Stuart Cameron, Equity and Inclusion Thematic Lead, GPE Secretariat
- Mark Waltham, Chief of Education, UNICEF Nepal Country Office
- Wongani Grace Taulo, Senior Education Advisor, Gender Equity and Inclusion (GIE) UNICEF
- Sheena Bell, PhD Student, Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Toronto Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) (formerly UIS, UNICEF)
- Bilal Barakat, Senior Policy Analyst, Global Education Monitoring Report (GEMR), UNESCO