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Planning and financing sustainable education systems in Sub-Saharan Africa - Education Research Paper No. 07, 1993, 32 p.

Table of Contents

Perran Penrose

This is a 1998 reprint of a paper originally issued in 1993

Serial No. 7
ISBN: 0 90250 067 8

Department For International Development


This is one of a series of Education Papers issued from time to time by the Education Division of the Department For International Development. Each paper represents a study or piece of commissioned research on some aspect of education and training in developing countries. Most of the studies were undertaken in order to provide informed judgements from which policy decisions could be drawn, but in each case it has become apparent that the material produced would be of interest to a wider audience, particularly but not exclusively to those whose work focuses on developing countries.

Each paper is numbered serially, and further copies can be obtained through the DFID's Education Division, 94 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5JL, subject to availability. A full list appears overleaf.

Although these papers are issued by the DFID, the views expressed in them are entirely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the DFID's own policies or views. Any discussion of their content should therefore be addressed to the authors and not to the DFID.

Table of Contents

Affording the unaffordable: Planning and financing sustainable education systems in Sub-Saharan Africa

Part I: Issues

A. Introduction and background
B. Resources, costs and data
C. Alternative sources of education finance

Part II: Approaches to reform

A. Issues in planning and budget reform
B. Implementing improved systems
C. Conclusions: Affordability and sustainability