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We conducted a survey covering 20% of villages with 200-1000 population in rural Guinea-Bissau. We interviewed household heads, care-givers of children, and their teachers and schools. We analysed… (More)
This article examines the challenges of evaluating Mahila Samakhya (MS), a government sponsored programme for the empowerment and education of poor women. The programme has no fixed targets and aims… (More)
This exploratory and illustrative study focuses on children, their family, larger community, the available education and health services in an effort to understand the causality and social processes… (More)
In the 1990s, the government’s primary objective was to enhance physical access to primary schools with the intention of moving on subsequently to issues of learning. When the District Primary… (More)
There are certain factors that impede the successful completion of childâ€™s primary education. Poverty, class, gender are some of the factors which affects the childâ€™s school participation. The… (More)
Interrogating Women's Leadership and Empowerment edited by Omita Goyal,New Delhi: SagePublications, first published in 2015; pp 265, hardback Rs 895.
The current paper is an attempt to capture the process of child development along the age continuum of 0 to 11, with special reference to children living in diverse poverty situations.