ERIC Number: ED415136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Decentralization of Education: Community Financing. Directions in Development.
This book focuses on the financing of formal primary and secondary education in developing nations. The study does not consider the areas of pre-primary, post-secondary, or nonformal education. Financing includes not only monetary inputs to education, but also material, labor, expertise, and land. The study examines the volume, nature, and mechanics of community financing in a range of settings. Policy issues facing governments and those who work with them are presented. Instruments for incentives, guidance, and control of community activities are considered. Specific strategies from different countries are presented and evaluated, along with the importance of monitoring and evaluation. The paper concludes by summarizing the lessons in the context of debate about centralization and decentralization. Sections of the book include: (1) "Communities and Their Characteristics"; (2) "Scale, Motivation, and Nature of Community Financing"; (3) "Mechanics of Community Financing"; (4) "Policy Issues Confronting Governments"; (5) "Government Incentives, Guidance, and Controls"; (6) "Challenges and Risks"; (7) "Monitoring and Evaluation"; and (8) Conclusion. (Contains an 87-item list of references.) (EH)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Economic Development, Economics, Educational Economics, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, School Funds, School Support, State Aid
The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/THE WORLD BANK, 1818 H Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20433.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC.