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Financing Education And Development In Eritrea – Some Implications

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  • Rena, Ravinder

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Education has long been recognized as a central element in development. The human capital formation is receiving increased attention from policy makers and scholars in different parts of the world particularly in developing countries. Eritrea is a newly born nation in Africa and is striving hard to develop its higher education. An attempt is made in this paper to analyze the sources of finance, the strategies and challenges for higher educational development in the country. Furthermore, the paper also delves the development of higher education in the country since independence. The paper provides some implications for the for the policy purpose to develop higher education so as to curb the use of expatriate manpower in different sectors of the economy.

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  • Rena, Ravinder, 2007. "Financing Education And Development In Eritrea – Some Implications," MPRA Paper 11048, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2007.
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    1. Psacharopoulos, George, 1994. "Returns to investment in education: A global update," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 22(9), pages 1325-1343, September.
    2. de Meulemeester, Jean-Luc & Rochat, Denis, 1995. "A causality analysis of the link between higher education and economic development," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 14(4), pages 351-361, December.
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    1. Rena, Ravinder, 2007. "Higher Education Trends in Eritrea," MPRA Paper 12422, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Sep 2007.
    2. Ravinder Rena, 2010. "Emerging Trends Of Higher Education In Developing Countries," Analele Stiintifice ale Universitatii "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" din Iasi - Stiinte Economice, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, vol. 2010, pages 301-316, july.
    3. Rena, Ravinder, 2008. "Education in Eritrea: Developmental Challenges," MPRA Paper 12626, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Apr 2008.
    4. Rena, Ravinder, 2007. "Educational breakthrough in eritrea: some expectations and outcomes," MPRA Paper 11347, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Higher Education; Economic Development; Unit costs; Eritrea; Africa; Human capital;

    JEL classification:

    • A22 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Undergraduate
    • I23 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Higher Education; Research Institutions
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy
    • A21 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Pre-college
    • I22 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Educational Finance; Financial Aid

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