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Si bien es cierto que no se cuenta con..

English translation: Although it is true that there are no

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Spanish term or phrase:Si bien es cierto que no se cuenta con..
English translation:Although it is true that there are no
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12:17 Mar 20, 2018
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Social Sciences - Education / Pedagogy / Colombian education system
Spanish term or phrase: Si bien es cierto que no se cuenta con..
I'm having issues understanding the meaning of this sentence taken from a working paper published by the Banco de la Republica- Colombia on combatting extreme poverty in Colombia. This extract covers policies which could be implemented to combat extreme poverty through education. The sentence I am having issues translating is:

Si bien es cierto que no se cuenta con los recursos para llevar a cabo una política de jornada única escolar para toda la ciudad, podría hacerse énfasis en los barrios con mayores retos.

For more context, the paragraph preceding this sentence talks about the 'jornada unica' being instated to enable children to spend more time in school. The full paragraph for the extract is:

Si bien es cierto que no se cuenta con los recursos para llevar a cabo una política de jornada única escolar para toda la ciudad, podría hacerse énfasis en los barrios con mayores retos. Como se observa en el Mapa 4, la Ciénaga de la Virgen y la Loma de Albornoz son los sectores donde un mayor número de niños en edad escolar no asisten a clases. En estos barrios habita cerca del 70% de los niños en edad escolar que no asiste a clases, según los datos del SISBEN, que suman cerca de 50.000. Solo en Nelson Mandela, Pozón y Olaya Herrera había en 2016 un total de14.900 niños en edad escolar que no asistían a clases.


I am having issues understanding 'que no se cuenta con...' in order to translate it.
Grace McAleer-Ryder
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:57
Although it is true that there are no
Explanation:
(or insufficient) resources to implement an all-day policy...
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patinba
Argentina
Local time: 11:57
Grading comment
Many thanks! I have gone for: Although it is true that there are insufficient resources to implement a full school day policy...
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4 +4Although it is true that there are no
patinba


  

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7 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +4
Although it is true that there are no


Explanation:
(or insufficient) resources to implement an all-day policy...

patinba
Argentina
Local time: 11:57
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 106
Grading comment
Many thanks! I have gone for: Although it is true that there are insufficient resources to implement a full school day policy...

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Robin Levey: Yes, with 'insufficient'. "no llevar a cabo ... en toda la ciudad" tells us there are at least 'some' resources, but not enough to allow them to cover the entire city.
13 mins
  -> Right. Thanks!

agree  neilmac
22 mins
  -> Thank you!

agree  MollyRose
1 hr
  -> Thanks!

agree  Robert Carter: You could leave out "it is true".
9 hrs
  -> It rather depends on what went before. Thanks!
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