Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/80967
Authors: 
Birchler, Kassandra
Michaelowa, Katharina
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2013/021
Abstract: 
This paper examines the effect of education aid on primary enrolment and education quality. Using the most recent data on aid disbursements and econometric specifications inspired by the general aid effectiveness literature, we find some evidence that donors' increase in funding has substantially contributed to the successful increase in enrolment over the last 15 years. The most robust effect is obtained by aid for education facilities and training. In addition, we find complementarities between aid for primary and secondary education. Our qualitative comparative analysis of education quality also highlights the relevance of a balanced mix of educational expenditures.
Subjects: 
aid effectiveness
educational enrolment
education quality
JEL: 
O20
I21
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-598-7
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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