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ERIC Number: EJ862508
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-1538
Aid Effectiveness in Education: Why It Matters
Bermingham, Desmond; Christensen, Olav Rex; Mahn, Timo Casjen
Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, v39 n2 p129-145 Jun 2009
This article introduces the special issue of "Prospects" on "Aid effectiveness in education". It brings together case studies of attempts in several very different contexts to improve the effectiveness of the use of aid in the education sector. By drawing on the historical evolution of the new paradigm over the last 20 years, the authors make the case for a closer focus on aid's effectiveness in education, as well as the need to reform the aid effectiveness architecture. In particular, they identify two major obstacles that need to be overcome to improve aid's effectiveness in education: the lack of sufficient institutional and staff incentives for coordinated and harmonized behaviour; and factors that lead to risk-aversion and discourage innovation in delivering aid effectively.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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