An Analysis of USAID Assistance To Basic Education in the Developing World
Between 1990 and 2005, USAID committed over $2 billion to encourage and support basic education systems in the developing world. What has been learned from this investment in education systems that might guide continued educational development efforts of the U.S. and other donors? To address this question, the authors reviewed USAID basic education documents for 33 projects across 23 countries implemented between 1990 and 2005. This document is one of several publications by the Education Quality Improvement Program 2: Policy, Systems, and Management (EQUIP2) that attempts to provide useful analyses to support improved programming. This study is unique and valuable because it is a meta-evaluation of all USAID projects in basic education between 1990 and 2005.