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Assessing foreign aid, the case of foreign aid to the education sector

Farooq, Sohail (2012) Assessing foreign aid, the case of foreign aid to the education sector. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

The ultimate financial responsibility for improving educational access, participation, and quality lies with national governments. However, for many countries, particularly the poorest, educational progress depends, to a significant extent, on economic assistance coming from bilateral and multilateral donors. This study tries to understand how donors mobilize and allocate their resources to promote the education sector in the developing world, and to what extent they are successful in doing so. Our primary interest lies in the analysis of donor agencies and their behaviours, rather than the situations of education aid recipient countries. In addition to a chapter for the introduction and another for the conclusion, we assess education aid with the help of three interlinked studies. First, we look at how donors resource transfers have affected education sector achievements in education aid recipient countries. Second, we examine how donors commit their education aid resources for education in developing countries. Third, we present the determinants of the donors efforts (the total volume of education aid that a donor country makes available to the all recipients) in providing foreign aid for the education sector.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Foreign Aid, Education Aid Effectivness, Aid Effort, Aid Determinants, Education Sector
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Colleges/Schools: College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Economics
Supervisor's Name: Angeles, Dr. Luis
Date of Award: 2012
Depositing User: Mr Sohail Farooq
Unique ID: glathesis:2012-3691
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2012
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 14:09
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/3691

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