HEART Topic Guides are resource guides relating to health, education and nutrition topics. They provide a synthesis of the key current issues and debates as well as links to essential readings.
As progress is made towards the Education for All and Millennium Development goals, including universal primary education and gender parity at all levels of education, increasing attention is being given to those children who are still out of school, are particularly hard to reach and are at risk of being excluded, marginalised or otherwise disadvantaged [...]Read more >
The key messages from this topic guide are: Education economics starts from the basis that there are returns to education that increase the wealth and well-being of the educated. Economists view education as a merit good, in that there are externalities or spillovers, meaning returns to education benefit others beyond the person being educated. Government/public [...]Read more >
Aid to education is declining. Given the success of non-traditional financing in the health sector, the education sector has started to explore its potential to see if it can provide additional and alternative sources of finance to address some of the financing gap. Non-traditional financing is about more than raising additional funds; it is also [...]Read more >