Is EFA Affordable? Estimating the global minimum cost of 'Education for All'
Progress towards the target of universal access to basic education by the year 2000, set by two global conferences in 1990, has been too slow in many countries. Most of the reasons for this inadequate progress are country-specific. However, in virtually all countries one explanation stands out: inadequate public finance for primary education. This paper updates the global and regional cost estimates for achieving 'education for all' by 2015 the new target date set by the Social Summit in 1995. The estimates are based on the most recent country-by-country data on budgetary expenditure, population and enrolment trends, and unit cost.
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- Mehrotra, S. & Vandemoortele, J., 1997. "Cost and Financing of Primary Education. Option for Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa," Papers 97-006, California Los Angeles - Applied Econometrics.
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