ERIC Number: EJ725024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Foreign Aid to Education: Recent U.S. Initiatives--Background, Risks, and Prospects
Heyneman, Stephen P.
Peabody Journal of Education, v80 n1 p107-119 2005
The Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) is a commitment of the United States to raise its grant aid by a factor of 50% over the next 3 years and will result in a $5 billion annual increase over current foreign aid levels. Many other countries and multinational development assistance agencies will be asked to help co-finance this new account, and their participation would augment this original proposal from the United States. The MCA offers the opportunity for a quantum change in the prospects for peace, stability, and the alleviation of poverty. However, will it work? This article suggests that the MCA will work only if it addresses several important dilemmas in the nature of foreign aid conditionality and the terms of reference of foreign aid organizations.
Descriptors: Foreign Policy, International Relations, Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Educational Development, Peace, Poverty, Risk, Futures (of Society)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: United States