The Power of Persistence: Education System Reform and Aid Effectiveness


This study report is the result for a two-year inquiry into the dynamics of improving the performance of education systems on a sustainable basis, and the role that donor assistance can play in achieving such improvement. The study was focused on the forces that influence how complex and institutional changes are introduced, adapted, and sustained in a society over a 20 year period, rather than on the impact of specific policy prescriptions or programs. The country case studies reflect multiple perspectives from different administrations, stakeholders, and donors, but with a predominant perspective from the individuals responsible for managing the national education system--ministers and their deputies, donor officials, and other stakeholders. 

Education FinancingInclusive EducationGlobalSub-Saharan AfricaLatin America and CaribbeanMiddle East and North AfricaEgyptEl SalvadorNicaraguaNamibiaZambiaOriginal researchEvaluation & Systematic ReviewCase studyPolicy & Analysis

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