EDUCATION FOR ALL IN THE CARIBBEAN: ASSESSMENT 2000

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In a context where 80% of the population live below the poverty level, and where the political situation is characterized by instability, the Haitian educational system is one of the weakest in the region. In spite of a significant increase in the number of schools over the last 20 years, mainly due to the contribution of the private sector (80% of the primary schools), the net rate of schooling only approximates 65% and the rate of illiteracy is almost 60%. A decade after Jomtien, Education for All (EFA) remains an urgent priority for
Haiti and there are still many challenges to face. This monograph shows the evolution observed in the various components of EFA (basic education, preschool, and literacy programmes) over the last 20 years. It also provides a diagnosis of the situation and some suggestions for the future.

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