ERIC Number: ED375056
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Overview of A.I.D. Basic Education Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC.; Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Since 1989, the United States Agency for International Development (AID) Africa bureau has operated under an Agency-wide Congressional Basic Education earmark, which specifically required the creation of five new basic education programs in sub-Saharan Africa between 1989 and 1991. The Bureau exceeded that goal by initiating primary education programs in Mali in 1989, in Guinea and Ghana in 1990, in Benin, Malawi, and Namibia in 1991, and in Uganda in 1992. These programs join ongoing assistance efforts in Botswana, Lesotho, South Africa, and Swaziland. Most of these programs, especially the more recent ones, exhibit substantial policy content and careful coordination with other donors. Each aims to help African countries increase the efficiency, equity, and quality of primary education. However, the tremendous variety that exists across the continent requires different approaches to educational reform. This report illustrates both the strategic consistency running through all of the Africa Bureau's educational programs and the variations that address country-specific problems and goals. The report has two main sections: (1) a brief general description of the problems facing African education and data illustrating these problems; (2) 11 country-specific descriptions of A.I.D.'s bilateral educational programs which either ended in or continued beyond 1992. (CDIE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC.; Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Benin; Botswana; Ghana; Guinea; Lesotho; Malawi; Mali; Namibia; South Africa; Swaziland; Uganda