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Aid effectiveness in the Education Sector: A Dynamic Panel Analysis


Michaelowa, K; Weber, A (2007). Aid effectiveness in the Education Sector: A Dynamic Panel Analysis. In: Lahiri, S. Theory and Practice of foreign Aid. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 357-386.

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Applying the general question of aid effectiveness to the sector of education, this paper provides some evidence for a positive effect of development assistance on primary enrolment and completion. However, even the most optimistic estimates clearly show that at any realistic rate of growth, aid will never be able to move the world markedly closer towards the internationally agreed objective of “Education For All”. Universal primary education requires increased efficiency of educational spending by donors and national governments alike. Moreover, there is some evidence that the recipient countries' general political and institutional background matters. Under conditions of bad governance, the impact of aid on enrolment can actually turn negative.

Applying the general question of aid effectiveness to the sector of education, this paper provides some evidence for a positive effect of development assistance on primary enrolment and completion. However, even the most optimistic estimates clearly show that at any realistic rate of growth, aid will never be able to move the world markedly closer towards the internationally agreed objective of “Education For All”. Universal primary education requires increased efficiency of educational spending by donors and national governments alike. Moreover, there is some evidence that the recipient countries' general political and institutional background matters. Under conditions of bad governance, the impact of aid on enrolment can actually turn negative.

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Item Type:Book Section, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:08 University Research Priority Programs > Asia and Europe
06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Political Science
Dewey Decimal Classification:320 Political science
950 History of Asia
180 Ancient, medieval & eastern philosophy
Language:English
Date:2007
Deposited On:09 Nov 2010 12:39
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:14
Publisher:Elsevier
Series Name:Frontiers of economics and globalization
Number:1
ISSN:1574-8715
ISBN:978-0-444-52765-3
Publisher DOI:10.1016/S1574-8715(06)01018-9
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-35557

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