ERIC Number: ED046095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Cost-Benefit Analysis in Educational Planning. Fundamentals of Educational Planning Series No. 13.
The purpose of cost-benefit analysis is to provide a guide for rational resource allocation by assessing the future benefits of an investment against the costs incurred in the present. For educational planners, this type of analysis is made difficult by the noneconomic costs and benefits in education and also by the extensive time-lag that exists between educational investments and realized benefits. In developing countries where resources are limited and investment demands are great, cost-benefit analysis provides a useful framework for comparing returns from educational investments with those from other types of investments. (RA)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Developing Nations, Economics, Educational Administration, Educational Benefits, Educational Planning, Investment, Productivity, Resource Allocation
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Sponsor: Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA).
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.