Metadata Glossary

Indicator NameAid provided through program based approaches (% of international aid to education)
Long definitionInternational education aid provided in the context of programme-based approaches (PBAs) and expressed as a percentage of the total disbursed education aid. This indicator is measured by the donors’ use of (general or sector) budget support and/or joint financing mechanisms such as pool funding mechanisms. PBA is a way of engaging in development co-operation based on the principles of coordinated support for a locally owned programme of development, such as a national education plan. Programme-based approaches share the following features: Leadership by the host country; a single comprehensive programme and budget framework; a formalized process for donor coordination and harmonization of donor procedures; efforts to increase the use of country systems. This is part of the 2011 Monitoring Exercise on Development Effectiveness in the Education Sector, an unprecedented picture of aid effectiveness in the education sector that can be used as the basis for in-country dialogue and debate going forward. This information looks at how education aid is delivered and managed by development partners and governments.
TopicAid Effectiveness in the Education Sector
Unit of measure%
Limitations and exceptionsThis data aims at stimulating, reviving and strengthening dialogue on aid effectiveness among the Local Education Group (LEG) partners. It does not attempt to provide a full and exhaustive picture of the aid effectiveness situation in the education sector in a country. It does not intend to issue a summative judgment on aid effectiveness in a country, or to rank the effectiveness of a country’s education aid in comparison with other countries’ for any high-stakes purpose other than mutual learning from challenges and good practices. It is based on data submitted by the LEG, which was also subsequently reviewed and validated by the LEG.