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Political Economy of External Aid for Education in India

  • Jandhyala B. G. Tilak
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Abstract

Following the structural adjustment policies introduced in India in the beginning of the 1990s, a social safety net programme was launched in India, primarily aiming at protecting the sectors of primary education and primary health care. The chapter presents a critical review of the politico-economic dynamics of the business of aid for education in India, and in the process reviews the rationale for aid for education and its impact. It unravels quite a few important dimensions of the external aid business from which valuable lessons can be drawn for India and other developing countries.

Keywords

Foreign aid Education World bank DPEP Conditionalities Grants, loans, political economy 

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Acknowledgements

Revised version of the Sri C.V. Subba Rao Memorial Lecture 2006, delivered at the 24th Annual Conference of the Andhra Pradesh Economic Association, Maris Stella College, Vijayawada, India (11–12 March 2006). The opinions expressed in the paper are those of the author and are not to be attributed to the Institution with which he is associated, or to the Andhra Pradesh Economic Association. The comments of K.C. Reddy and the other participants of the conference and of the anonymous referees of the journal are gratefully acknowledged.

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