This report describes some Save the Children US programs in Siraha, Nepal, and their effectiveness in improving educational opportunities and success for children in excluded dalit (untouchable) caste groups. It looks at the advantages of supports targeted specifically at dalits, and compares them to more broadly targeted efforts to improve the quality of education. Research findings indicate that special dalit incentives and supports have had little impact outside the context of these broader efforts.
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Title: Everyone Counts: Dalit Children and Education
Author(s): Sheridan Bartlett; Pradhananga, U.; Sapkota, P.; Thapa, N.
Publication Date: 2004
Publisher: Save the Children