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Decentralized Finance and Provision of Basic Education


Asia-Pacific Education System Review Series No. 4

This booklet was prepared as part of UNESCO Bangkok's programme on education policy reviews and analyses on sector planning, management and financing.

 The booklet provides a conceptual framework for understanding the issues involved in decentralizing the financing and provision of education. Through exploration of various country experiences in implementing education, the paper describes the challenges that Asian countries have encountered in this process and provides a basis for well-informed decision-making regarding future education decentralization efforts, with a view to improving education equity and efficiency in the Asian region. 

The Asia-Pacific Education System Review Series has been developed aiming to summarize what is known, based on research, about selected contemporary policy issues relating to the national education systems of countries in the Asia and Pacific region. 

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Decentralized Finance and Provision of Basic Education (Asia-Pacific Education System Review Series No. 4) by Donald Winkler
Bangkok: UNESCO Bangkok, 2012, 31 p.

ISBN 978-92-9223-399-0 (Electronic version)