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Donor Aid to Education

Since 1999, more than 50 million children have enrolled in primary education. The significant improvement in the number of children attending school, and an improvement in getting basic education for a female child in primary school, is from education aid in this sector. However, donor aid has not improved the quality of education in many developing countries worldwide; moreover, the role of government agencies in developing countries for improving basic education is also not satisfactory.

The role of philanthropic foundations in development efforts has not been highlighted in the literature on international aid. Neither the magnitude of funding nor the scale of their activities has received substantial attention. Drawing primarily on commissioned analyses, a recent Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) study covering Asia, Europe, ...

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