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The impact of HIV/AIDS cuts across all sectors of economic activities and social life. For example it not only reduces the stock of human capital but also the capacity to maintain the required turnover of many sought after skills and trainining like engineers, doctors, teachers, artisans and others. In the educational sphere, it leads to among other things a decrease in potential clientele for education, resources and even donor support. On the workforce, its impact increases expenditure on the one hand and decreases productivity on the other. …
This report updates a preliminary stocktaking review of research on HIV and AIDS in the education sector carried out by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in September 2008, and commissioned by the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on Education. The purpose of the initial and updating stocktaking exercises is to expand the evidence base on education and HIV and AIDS, and to identify gaps and ways of complementing and building on existing research. …
HIV/AIDS and education
Paper originally presented in a December 2002 workshop on "Anticipating the impact of AIDS on the Education Sector in South-East Asia".
The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Education: A review of literature and experience
This booklet is the first in a series of publications that address key themes of UNESCO's work on HIV & AIDS and the education sector. It provides an overview of why HIV and AIDS are important issues for the education sector, identifies weaknesses in current policy and programming responses, and highlights evidence gaps.