The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) and UNICEF jointly conducted a seminar on Out-of-School Children (OOSC) in the Philippines on May 26, 2015, 2:00 pm at the C.P. Romulo Hall, NEDA sa Makati Building, Makati City.

This event was aimed at presenting to key education stakeholders the findings and recommendations of the Philippine Country Study on OOSC that was conducted in line with the UNICEF/UNESCO Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children. The Philippine Report containing said findings and recommendations was also launched and distributed during said event. Updated with the most recent data available, the Report provides insights on who the OOSC are in the country, the barriers and bottlenecks to their schooling, a review of policies and strategies, and the ways forward to address the issue.

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