ERIC Number: EJ926639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Abstractor: As Provided
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Financing Access and Participation in Primary Education: Is There a "Fast-Track" for Fragile States?
International Journal of Educational Development, v31 n4 p409-416 May 2011
Despite moves to "fast-track" progress towards universal primary education, few fragile states have been able to access Fast Track Initiative (FTI) funding facilities. Weak systems and capacity have made these countries a high-risk proposition for donor investment. The absence of credible education sector plans has meant that the majority of fragile states are not eligible for endorsement to receive financial resources via the FTI. The analysis presented in this paper suggests that the FTI has struggled to identify suitable channels for resourcing education in these difficult development environments. Importantly, it finds that procedural and governance issues in particular have presented obstacles that have stymied the promotion of wider access to education in fragile states under the FTI umbrella.
Descriptors: Access to Education, Elementary Education, Financial Support, Barriers, Governance, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A