Aid to Education in Nigeria

Abstract:

This EDOREN note is about aid to education in Nigeria from 2000. It summarises aid levels and trends to the extent that the data allow drawing primarily on OECD-DAC sources. It highlights the modesty of aid relative to both educational need and financing from the Nigerian government. It shows the peaks and the troughs of aid commitments reflecting the operational planning and project cycles of major development agencies. The paucity of readily accessible aid data at the State level is noted, as is the weak evaluation base from which to learn strategic lessons from aid supported education programmes.