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Bridging research and policy on education, training and their enabling environments

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  • Kenneth King

    (Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh, UK)

  • Robert Palmer

    (Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh, UK)

  • Rachel Hayman

    (Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh, UK)

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    This paper revisits the research origins of one well-known claim which has been used in policy documents over the past 25 years, namely that four years of education increase agricultural productivity. The oversimplification of the original research findings has influenced funding patterns of aid agencies, leading to a concentration on primary education in Africa. While this demonstrates a 'successful' case of research leading to policy change, it also highlights the way in which simple policy 'narratives' can result in inappropriate policy positions. We argue that policy positions on this link between education and the environment are also based on commonsense without sufficient research into what appears to be not a one-way but a two-way inter-relationship between quality education and training and the wider environment. Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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    Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Journal of International Development.

    Volume (Year): 17 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 6 ()
    Pages: 803-817

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    1. Psacharopoulos, George, 1994. "Returns to investment in education: A global update," World Development, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 22(9), pages 1325-1343, September.
    2. Lockheed, Marlaine E & Jamison, Dean T & Lau, Lawrence J, 1980. "Farmer Education and Farm Efficiency: A Survey," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, University of Chicago Press, vol. 29(1), pages 37-76, October.
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    1. Palmer, Robert, 2008. "Skills and productivity in the informal economy," ILO Working Papers, International Labour Organization 413142, International Labour Organization.

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