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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 (2016). Making aid work for education in developing countries: an analysis of aid effectiveness for primary education coverage and quality. International Journal of Educational Development, 48:37-52.

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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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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Political Science
Dewey Decimal Classification:320 Political science
Scopus Subject Areas:Social Sciences & Humanities > Education
Social Sciences & Humanities > Development
Social Sciences & Humanities > Sociology and Political Science
Uncontrolled Keywords:Aid effectiveness, Educational enrolment, Education quality
Language:English
Date:May 2016
Deposited On:19 Oct 2016 14:22
Last Modified:17 Mar 2021 15:30
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0738-0593
OA Status:Hybrid
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedudev.2015.11.008
Related URLs:http://www.wider.unu.edu/publications/working-papers/2013/en_GB/wp2013-021/
https://www.zora.uzh.ch/77210/

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