ERIC Number: ED462763
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Financing and Budgeting in Tajikistan. Financial Management of Education Systems. Working Document.
Davlatov, Ismail D.; Mulloev, Sharif M.
This book provides an indepth description and analysis of financial management and budgetary procedures for education in Tajikistan. This country's case is exceptional even for the group of newly independent post-Soviet countries. In addition to the difficulties of the transition period similar for all former centrally planned economies (hyper-inflation, underfunding of education, exodus of teachers from the profession, budget cuts and delays in actual payment), the education system faces the consequences of the devastating civil war. Only radical actions focused on cost reduction and diversification could help under these circumstances, though the implementation capacities are still weak. The measures considered by the country to improve educational finance were unusual by regional standards, for example, reducing the cycle of compulsory education from 9 to 7 years to liberalize financial autonomy of schools; introducing tuition and user fees in primary and secondary education; and gradually making all higher education institutions totally self-financing. An appendix contains tables of statistics and a list of state-financed institutions. Annex 1 presents the rationale, description, and methodology used in this study. Annex 2 lays out the program of the third meeting of the project on 21-25 June 1999. (Contains 27 tables.) (RT)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Finance Reform, Foreign Countries, Money Management
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.
Identifiers - Location: Tajikistan