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Education in South Sudan:
investing in a better future

A review by Gordon Brown

Cover image: A boy listens to his teacher during a lesson at the improvised Hai Kugi School on the outskirts of Juba, South Sudan. © UNESCO /M. Hofer (2011)

Education in South Sudan: investing in a better future

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Education in South Sudan:
investing in a better future
A review by Gordon Brown

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Contents
Glossary Acknowledgements Foreword: South Sudan – time to act Executive Summary 1. An education system under pressure 2. Current levels of development assistance 3. Accelerating the catch up 4. Closing the gap – delivering on the promise Conclusion Endnotes List of Figures Figure 1 Figure 2 Figure 3 Figure 4 Figure 5 Figure 6 Figure 7 Education in South Sudan: investing in a better future

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South Sudan – anchored to the bottom of the world education league School participation in South Sudan - below the average for Africa Primary school attrition The secondary deficit South Sudan’s gender gaps – among the world’s widest Few of South Sudan's children are in permanent classrooms South Sudan’s Teacher Workforce – limited training, few women

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List of Tables
Table 1 Table 2 Table 3 Financing Basic Education in South Sudan: Targets, Plans and Gaps (2012-2015) The scope for early delivery in education: financial estimates for achieving specified targets (selected non-governmental organisations) Closing the financing gap (an illustrative proposal) 33 36 39

List of Boxes
Box 1 Box 2 Box 3 4 Scaling up and capacity building Building capacity and working through government systems Delivering the peace dividend – a role for Community Support Bases (CSBs) 35 37 43

Glossary
ADF AfDB BRAC BSF CECs CSBs DAC DfID EPP GER GPE GPI GRSS IDA LSDAI MDGs MDTF MoGEI NER ODA TTI UNDAF African Development Fund African Development Bank Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee Basic Service Fund County Education Centres County Support Bases The OECD’s Development Assistance Committee Department for International Development South Sudan Education Peace Premium Gross Enrolment Ratio The Global Partnership for Education Gender Parity Index Government of the Republic of South Sudan International Development Association Local Service Delivery Aid Instrument Millennium Development Goals Multi-Donor Trust Fund Ministry of General Education and Instruction Net Enrolment Ratio Oversees Development Assistance Teacher Training Institute United Nations Development Assistance Framework

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Acknowledgments
This report was written with Kevin Watkins of the Centre for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution. Our research was greatly assisted by many individuals and organisations. Several ministers from the Government of the Republic of South Sudan were extremely generous with their time, providing advice and comments on early drafts. Special thanks are due to Joseph Ukel Abongo (Minister for General Education and Instruction), Peter Adwok Nywabi (Minister for Higher Education) and Kosti Manibe Ngai (Minister for Finance and Economic Planning). Senior officials and consultants from a number of ministries provided comments and insights including Esther Akumu (Director for Development Partner Coordination, Ministry of General Education and Instruction), Stephanie Allan (Donor Coordinator, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning), Deng Deng Yai (Undersecretary for General Education and Instruction), Catherine Dom (Technical Adviser, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning), and Moses Mabior, (Director for Aid Coordination, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning). Education in South Sudan: investing in a better future

David Masua (Education Programme Manager, Windle Trust), Sue Nicholson (Education Technical Adviser, Save the Children in South Sudan), and Habibur Rahman (Education Programme Manager, BRAC South Sudan). We also benefited from discussions with Jubabased staff from...
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