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16 May, 2022
2020/2021 Annual Report of Education Sub Saharan Africa
Our Annual Report highlights our achievements from 2021 and a growing track record in supporting local institutions and governments in transforming tertiary education across the continent.
08 Mar, 2022
Case Studies on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Responses from West African Universities
This report contributes to existing knowledge by providing case studies about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on two West African universities and how these universities are responding.
15 Jun, 2021
Our Strategy framework gives an overview of our work and our ambitions for the next five years.
15 Feb, 2022
Complementary Pathways through Education for Refugees in the West and Central Africa Region: Mapping Refugee Education Opportunities
The report provides reliable, comparable data between 21 countries in West and Central Africa, highlighting education pathways absent from national contexts for refugees.
06 Aug, 2021
ESSA & REAL Centre Conference Report
The report summarises key recommendations from a virtual conference organised Education Sub Saharan Africa (ESSA) and the Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre at the University of Cambridge on 24th June 2021, focusing on the theme: Action on Funding for African-led Education Research.
15 Jun, 2021
5th Anniversary Report
Our 5th Anniversary Report 'Education for the Future" gives an overview of our work since 2016 and our ambitions for the next five years.
11 May, 2021
Student Perceptions of Education & Jobs Online
What are students’ online perceptions and concerns on tertiary education and employment in sub-Saharan Africa?
13 Apr, 2021
Brief: The Gender Gap in Universities and Colleges in sub-Saharan Africa
This brief highlights the higher education gender gaps in sub-Saharan Africa and what can be done about it.
29 Jul, 2021
The State of Women Leading Report
Our 2021 State of Women Leading Report addresses some of the pressing challenges and recommendations in promoting women leadership and the pandemic response for the tertiary education sector.
24 Mar, 2021
Brief: How universities in Africa can build job skills for young people
This brief is based predominantly on publications from our African Education Research Database (AERD) to address how universities and colleges in sub-Saharan Africa can work with employers to increase employment for young people in Africa.
18 Feb, 2021
Brief: Inclusion of youth with disabilities in TVET in Africa: Access, learning and transition to work
This brief is based on publications from our African Education Research Database (AERD) to highlight how young people living with disabilities can be supported to gain employment through participation in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
12 Jan, 2021
Impact of COVID-19 on Tertiary Education in Sub-Saharan Africa Report
Our Report on the COVID-19 Pandemic Response and Lessons for students, faculty and Vice Chancellors in sub-Saharan Africa.
18 Sep, 2020
A Guide for Increasing the Social Impact of Scholarships
Our framework and guide for scholarship funders and providers measures the impact of scholarships and promotes transparency.
08 Sep, 2020
UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report: Inclusion and Education
We studied over 350 of the top scholarship programmes around the world, for students from sub-Saharan Africa.
24 Jul, 2020
Mapping Education Research by Scholars based in sub-Saharan Africa
Insights from the African Education Research Database.
09 Jun, 2020
Our Impact Report 'Transforming Education Together' gives an overview of our work and impact so far.
29 May, 2020
Unlocking Data Workshop Reports
These reports are from a series of workshops held in partnership with Zizi Afrique, EdTechHub, and Decent Jobs for Youth on Unlocking Data to increase data access and use for education in Africa.
14 Apr, 2020
Demographics of African Faculty Study: Ghana
There is a surge in students attending universities and colleges across sub-Saharan Africa.