If you randomly picked a large number of primary four pupils from across Uganda, and gave them a P.3 test, who would the worst performing pupils be? They would be girls going to rural public schools in northern Uganda and each one’s score would actually vary depending on whether or not they had breakfast that morning. Those among them who missed breakfast would score up to 12 marks less that those who had it.
Insights like the above are what an analysis of the World Bank’s 2013 service indicators survey results give us. The Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC) dove deep into the data from that survey, separated out that which concerned itself with education and generated some really interesting dataset on Uganda’s education service delivery levels. You can download by clicking the link below. Uganda Education Service Delivery Indicators –2013 – EPRC