Publication Date: 2003
Author/Publisher: World Bank
Universal primary completion is crucial for national economic and social advancement. It is a goal that all developing countries are committed to achieving by 2015, but one that will not be reached without a significant acceleration of current progress. Faster progress requires the bridging of substantial policy, capacity, and data gaps in many developing countries, in addition to financing gaps. This study focuses on two of these gaps-the education policies that in many countries are needed for faster progress, and the incremental financing required to support this progress.