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

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  • Birchler, Kassandra
  • Michaelowa, Katharina
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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 don

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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 WP2013/021.

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    Date of creation: 2013
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    Handle: RePEc:unu:wpaper:wp2013-021

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    Keywords: aid effectiveness; educational enrolment; education quality;

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    1. Erasmus Kersting & Christopher Kilby, 2013. "Aid and Democracy Redux," Villanova School of Business Department of Economics and Statistics Working Paper Series, Villanova School of Business Department of Economics and Statistics 23, Villanova School of Business Department of Economics and Statistics.
    2. Kleemann, Linda & Nunnenkamp, Peter & Thiele, Rainer, 2014. "Gender inequality, female leadership, and aid allocation: A panel analysis of aid for education," Working Paper Series, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) UNU-WIDER Research Paper , World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
    3. Arndt, Channing & Jones, Sam & Tarp, Finn, 2013. "Assessing Foreign Aid.s Long-Run Contribution to Growth in Development," Working Paper Series, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) UNU-WIDER Research Paper , World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).

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