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The Effectiveness of Foreign Aid to Education: What Can Be Learned?

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    This paper reviews what has been learned over many decades of foreign aid to education. It discusses what works and what does not and in this discussion draws attention to the fact that even a simple assessment requires more than providing a uniform check

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    Paper provided by World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) in its series Working Paper Series with number UNU-WIDER Research Paper WP2012/75.

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    Length: 76
    Date of creation: 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:unu:wpaper:wp2012-75

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    Keywords: education; foreign aid; developing countries; policy effectiveness;

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    Cited by:
    1. Li, Jun, 2013. "Foreign aid, urbanization and green cities," Working Paper Series UNU-WIDER Research Paper , World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
    2. Douzounet Mallaye & Yogo Thierry Urbain, 2013. "Foreign aid and mobilization of growth factors in sub-Saharan Africa," Working Paper Series UNU-WIDER Research Paper , World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).

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