Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies早稲田大学 大学院アジア太平洋研究科


SAKAUE, Katsuki


Ph.D., Kobe University


Visiting Scholar, Institute for International Studies in Education, University of Pittsburgh (2013)
Programme Officer, UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (UNESCO Bangkok) (2016-2017)
Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (PD), Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University (2017-2020)
Part-time Lecturer, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University (2019)
Part-time Lecturer, Faculty of International Social Sciences, Gakushuin University (2020)

Field of Specialization

Economics of Education, Evaluation of Education Policy, International Educational Development

Research Theme

Mechanisms underlying educational inequality in developing countries
Determinants of educational attainment
Effects of refugee influx on host country’s education system

Major Works / Publications Awards

Major Works

  • Katsuki Sakaue, “Informal fee charge and school choice under a free primary education policy: Panel data evidence from rural Uganda,” International Journal of Educational Development 62, pp.112-127 (2018)
  • Katsuki Sakaue, Keiichi Ogawa, “Financing of Early Childhood Care and Education in Japan,” ASR Chiang Mai University Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities 3(2), pp.169-195 (2016)
  • Macrina C. Lelei, John C. Weidman, Katsuki Sakaue (Contributor, Chapter 7 Toward achieving Universal Primary Education in Kenya: The free primary education policies), “Comparative international perspectives on education and social change in developing countries and indigenous peoples in developed countries,” Information Age Publishing (2015)
  • Katsuki Sakaue, “An analysis of urban-rural differences in school effectiveness: The case of Ugandan primary education,” Comparative Education: Bulletin of the Japan Comparative Education Society 49, pp.136-155 (2014)


  • Japan Society for Africa Educational Research Best Research Presentation Award (2019)
  • Africa Educational Research Forum Excellent Presentation Award (2017)
  • Comparative and International Education Society New Scholars Award (2014)

Academic Societies/Service

Academic Societies

    • Japan Comparative Education Society
    • Japan Society for International Development
    • Comparative and International Education Society



    • Secretary, Editorial Committee of the Journal, Japan Comparative Education Society (2019-2020)

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