ERIC Number: ED339282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Lending for Learning: Designing a Student Loan Programme for Developing Countries.
This book presents information from the Commonwealth Ministers of Education's Ninth Conference in Nicosia, held in Cyprus in 1984, that addressed strategies to (1) increase resources for the development of education in developing countries, and (2) make better use of existing resources for educational needs. The book's main intent is to present some of the practical issues and choices that any authority contemplating setting up a student loan program must face, and to bring to the attention of policy makers the experience of student loan schemes already operating. Chapter 1 discusses the case for introducing student loan programs. Chapter 2 covers policy choices and contains discussions on policy decisions in designing a student loan programs including 10 crucial decisions and the advantages and disadvantages of different models. Chapter 3 shows how a computer model can be developed to examine the implications of alternative choices. Chapter 4 provides more details of actual experience, including experiences from both developed and developing countries and particularly highlighting activities in Colombia, Barbados, and Hong Kong as case studies of countries which have established student loan programs. Contains an 18-item bibliography. (GLR)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computers, Decision Making, Developing Nations, Educational Economics, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Models, Policy Formation, Program Development, Resource Allocation, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs
Commonwealth Secretariat Publications, Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HX, United Kingdom (free in limited numbers to organizations and people in developing countries).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: World Bank, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Commonwealth Secretariat, London (England).