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[Excerpt] Many development agencies seek to channel economic assistance to those less-developed countries (LDCs) and activities that will help the poor to achieve a better life (this phraseology is from the U.S. Foreign Assistance Act as amended in 1975). Education is an important indicator of countries' performance. This chapter examines the suitability of alternative education indicators as guides for planning and evaluating countries' progress and commitment toward increasing the participation of the poor in development.


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Fields, G. S. (1982). Educational progress and economic development [Electronic version]. In L. Anderson & D. M. Windham (Eds.), Education and development (pp. 47-72). Lexington, MA: Lexington Books.

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