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Making aid work for education in developing countries: an analysis of aid effectiveness for primary education coverage and quality


Birchler, Kassandra; Michaelowa, Katharina (2013). Making aid work for education in developing countries: an analysis of aid effectiveness for primary education coverage and quality. WIDER Working Paper 2013/021, United Nations University, Helsinki.

Abstract

This paper examines the effect of education aid on primary enrolment and education quality. Using the most recent data on aid disbursements and econometric specifications inspired by the general aid effectiveness literature, we find some evidence that donors’ increase in funding has substantially contributed to the successful increase in enrolment over the last 15 years. The most robust effect is obtained by aid for education facilities and training. In addition, we find complementarities between aid for primary and secondary education. Our qualitative comparative analysis of education quality also highlights the relevance of a balanced mix of educational expenditures.

Abstract

This paper examines the effect of education aid on primary enrolment and education quality. Using the most recent data on aid disbursements and econometric specifications inspired by the general aid effectiveness literature, we find some evidence that donors’ increase in funding has substantially contributed to the successful increase in enrolment over the last 15 years. The most robust effect is obtained by aid for education facilities and training. In addition, we find complementarities between aid for primary and secondary education. Our qualitative comparative analysis of education quality also highlights the relevance of a balanced mix of educational expenditures.

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Contributors:UNU-Wider
Item Type:Working Paper
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Political Science
Dewey Decimal Classification:320 Political science
JEL Classification:O20, I21
Uncontrolled Keywords:aid effectiveness, educational enrolment, education quality
Language:English
Date:March 2013
Deposited On:12 Apr 2013 06:37
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 20:56
Series Name:WIDER Working Paper
Number of Pages:32
ISSN:1798-7237
Additional Information:ISBN: 978-92-9230-598-7
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:http://www.wider.unu.edu/publications/working-papers/2013/en_GB/wp2013-021/

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