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2006 Nicaragua Daniel Ortega becomes president (source: Wikipedia) Other
2005 – 2010 Sri Lanka Civil war (source: UCDP) Conflict
2005 Zambia Drought The country experienced a drought that affected 10.2% of its total population (source: EMDAT) Other
2005 – 2010 Chad Civil war (source: UCDP) Conflict
2005 El Salvador Ley general de educacion con reformas 2005 (source: IIEP) Education policy
2005 Ethiopia Drought The country experienced a drought that affected 3.5% of its total population (source: EMDAT) Other
2005 Malawi Drought The country experienced a drought that affected 37.4% of its total population (source: EMDAT) Other
2005 Burundi Drought The country experienced a drought that affected 29.1% of its total population (source: EMDAT) Other
2005 Viet Nam Education Law (Law No 38/2005/QH11) "The Education Law regulates the national educational system; schools, other educational institutions of the national educational system; of state agencies; of political organisations; socio-political organisations; of people's armed forces; organisations and individuals taking parts in educational activities." (p2) (source: IIEP) Education policy
2005 India Draft 'Right to Education Bill' (source: IIEP) Education policy
2005 Kenya Drought The country experienced a drought that affected 9.8% of its total population (source: EMDAT) Other
2005 Djibouti Drought The country experienced a drought that affected 18.6% of its total population (source: EMDAT) Other
2005 Niger Drought The country experienced a drought that affected 22.9% of its total population (source: EMDAT) Other
2005 U. R. Tanzania The Universities Act, 2005 An Act to make provisions for the establishment, composition and functions of the Commission for universities, the coordination and rationalization of the types and categories of universities, the promotion and financing of higher education, establishment and governance of universities, and for other related matters. (p5) (source: IIEP) Education policy
2005 Mali Drought The country experienced a drought that affected 8.5% of its total population (source: EMDAT) Other
2005 – 2011 Ethiopia Education Sector Development Program (ESDP) III "The overall goals of ESDP-III are in line with the priorities of SDPRP and the Millennium Development Goals, i.e. good quality universal primary education by 2015, meeting qualitative and quantitative demand for human power, etc." (p31) (source: IIEP) Education policy
2005 Mozambique Drought The country experienced a drought that affected 6.7% of its total population (source: EMDAT) Other
2005 Argentina Ley de education tecnico profesional, Ley No 26.058 (source: IIEP) Education policy
2005 Burundi Primary school fee abolition (source: UNESCO) Education policy
2005 Lebanon Death of Rafic Rafic Baha El Deen Al-Hariri (November 1, 1944 – February 14, 2005, Arabic: رفيق بهاء الدين الحريري‎), was a business tycoon and the Prime Minister of Lebanon from 1992 to 1998 and again from 2000 until his resignation, 20 October 2004. (source: Wikipedia) Other
2004 Somalia Drought The country experienced a drought that affected 2.4% of its total population (source: EMDAT) Other
2004 Ghana Scaling up of primary school fee abolition (source: UNICEF) Education policy
2004 El Salvador Ley de educacion superior decreto No 468 (source: IIEP) Education policy
2004 Gambia Education policy 2004 - 2015 "The main thrust of this document is to provide a policy framework that sets out the national agenda for education in The Gambia for the period 2004-2015. " (source: IIEP) Education policy
2004 Mozambique Primary school fee abolition Primary school fees abolition followed the decision took in 2003 (source: UNICEF) Education policy
2004 Eritrea Integrated Early Childhood Development policy "The integrated ECD policy aims to promote the basic needs for survival, healthy growth and holistic development of children under eight years of age, including children in need of special protection, to enable them to realize their full potential and develop into productive and responsible youths and adults. The program shall benefit children in difficult circumstances up to the age of 18 years. " (p3) (source: IIEP) Education policy
2004 – 2010 Iraq Civil war (source: UCDP) Conflict
2004 Angola Flood The country experienced a flood that affected 2.1% of its total population (source: EMDAT) Other
2004 Djibouti Flood The country experienced a flood that affected 12.5% of its total population (source: EMDAT) Other
2004 Kenya Drought The country experienced a drought that affected 6.6% of its total population (source: EMDAT) Other
2004 Nigeria Conflict in Northern Nigeria (source) Conflict
2004 Angola Experimentation phase of the new reform (source: IBE) Education policy
2004 Nigeria Universal Basic Education Action plan (source: IIEP) Education policy
2004 Sierra Leone The Education Act, 2004 Being an Act to reform the education system, including provision for pre-primary education, technical and vocational training, adult and non-formal education and the role of universities; and to provide for other related matters (p1) (source: IIEP) Education policy
2004 Zambia Flood The country experienced a flood that affected 1.7% of its total population (source: EMDAT) Other
2004 South Africa Drought The country experienced a drought that affected 31.6% of its total population (source: EMDAT) Other
2004 Latvia Becomes EU member (source: Wikipedia) Politics
2004 Slovenia Becomes EU member (source: Wikipedia) Politics
2004 EUU José Manuel Barroso becomes President of European Commission (source: Wikipedia) Politics
2004 Hungary Becomes EU member (source: Wikipedia) Politics
2004 – 2008 United Kingdom Gershon Efficiency Programme As part of Spending Review 2004, the Department of Health agreed a target to achieve efficiency savings of at least £6.5 billion in annual efficiencies by 2007/8, of which at least half should be cashable. (source: UK Department of Health) Health policy
2004 Poland Becomes EU member (source: Wikipedia) Politics
2004 – 2006 Malta National Action Plan against Poverty and Social Exclusion 2004–2006 (source: EPASI) Social policy
2004 EUU Enlargement to 25 countries (source: Wikipedia) Politics
2004 Cyprus Becomes EU member (source: Wikipedia) Politics
2004 Czech Rep. Becomes EU member (source: Wikipedia) Politics
2004 Estonia Becomes EU member (source: Wikipedia) Politics
2004 Lithuania Becomes EU member (source: Wikipedia) Politics
2004 Slovakia Becomes EU member (source: Wikipedia) Politics
2004 – 2006 Lithuania National Action Plan against Poverty and Social Exclusion 2004–2006 (source: European Commission) Social policy
2004 Belgium Plan d'accompagnement et de suivi des chomeurs Implemented in 2004 this plan aims at helping unemployed people to re-enter on the labour market (source: Politiques sociales) Social policy
2004 Malta Becomes EU member (source: Wikipedia) Politics
2004 United Kingdom Education Maintenance Allowances rolled out EMAs, piloted in 1999, are rolled out across the UK. The scheme pays 16- to 19-year-olds from low-income households £30 a week to stay in education. (source: BBC) Education policy
2003 U. R. Tanzania Drought The country experienced a drought that affected 5.1% of its total population (source: EMDAT) Other
2003 Rwanda Drought The country experienced a drought that affected 11.5% of its total population (source: EMDAT) Other
2003 Ghana Pilot programme, school fee abolition in deprived districts (source: UNICEF) Education policy
2003 – 2009 Botswana Ninth National Development Plan Economy
2003 Kenya Primary school fee abolition Primary school fees abolition followed the electoral promised made in 2002 (source: UNICEF) Education policy
2003 – 2010 Afghanistan Civil war (source: UCDP) Conflict
2003 – 2003 Iraq Interstate conflict (source: UCDP) Conflict
2003 Niger Programme Decennal de Developpement de l'Education de base (PDDE) (source: IIEP) Education policy
2003 India National Programme for Education of Girls at Elementary Level The National Programme for Education of Girls at Elementary Level (NPEGEL), is a focussed intervention of Government of India, to reach the "Hardest to Reach" girls, especially those not in school. (source) Education policy
2003 Mozambique Flood The country experienced a flood that affected 2.6% of its total population (source: EMDAT) Other
2003 Ethiopia Drought The country experienced a drought that affected 17.8% of its total population (source: EMDAT) Other
2003 Benin New 'Loi d'Orientation de le l'Education Nationale en Republique du Benin' (source: IBE) Education policy
2003 Indonesia New education law "[T]he Republic of Indonesia enacted a new Law on National Education System in July 2003, resulting from national wide consultation. The Law has its foundations in the 1945 Constitution of Indonesia, Article 31, Section (1), of which states that each and every citizen shall have the fundamental right to education. The Law creates a legal framework for the major educational goal, policies and plans. The key targetsinclude the expansion and equity, the improvement of quality and relevance, and the implementation of autonomy in higher education. The Law seeks to open access to education at all levels and all forms-formal, non-formal, as well as informal-for all the citizens of Indonesia. (p2) (source: IIEP) Education policy
2003 – 2005 France Plan National d'action pour l'inclusion sociale (source: CNLE) Social policy
2003 – 2005 Sweden National Action Plan against Poverty and Social Exclusion 2003–2005 (source: Swedish government) Social policy
2003 – 2005 Ireland National Action Plan against Poverty and Social Exclusion Second Irish National Action Plan to combat poverty and social exclusion (source: Social inclusion) Social policy
2003 Malta Referendum approves joining EU (source: Wikipedia) Politics
2003 – 2005 Germany Implementation of Hartz reforms It is considered the most far-reaching reform endeavour in the history of the German welfare state, and consists of four laws Hartz I-IV that were gradually implemented on Jan 1st 2003 (Hartz I and II), Jan 1st 2004 (Hartz III), and Jan 1st 2005 (Hartz IV). (source: IZA) Social policy
2003 – 2011 Brazil Lula presidency (source: Wikipedia) Other
2002 Lesotho Education sector strategic plan (source: IIEP) Education policy
2002 Malawi Flood The country experienced a flood that affected 3.2% of its total population (source: EMDAT) Other
2002 Cape Verde Drought The country experienced a drought that affected 6.6% of its total population (source: EMDAT) Other
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