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School Construction Strategies for Universal Primary Education in Africa: Should Communities Be Empowered to Build Their Schools? Serge Theunynck

School Construction Strategies for Universal Primary Education in Africa: Should Communities Be Empowered to Build Their Schools?

Serge Theunynck

Published June 11th 2009
ISBN : 9780821377208
Paperback
257 pages
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School Construction Strategies for Universal Primary Education in Africa examines the scope of the infrastructure challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa and the constraints to scaling up at an affordable cost. It assesses the experiences of AfricanMoreSchool Construction Strategies for Universal Primary Education in Africa examines the scope of the infrastructure challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa and the constraints to scaling up at an affordable cost. It assesses the experiences of African countries with school planning, school facility designs, and construction techniques, procurement and implementation arrangements over the past thirty years. It reviews the roles of the various actors in the implementation process: central and deconcentrated administrations, local governments, agencies, social funds, NGOs, and local communities. Drawing upon extensive analysis of data from over 200 250 projects sponsored by the World Bank and other donor agencies, the book draws lessons on promising approaches to enable African countries to scale up the facilities required to achieve the EFA goals and MDGs of complete quality primary education for all children at the lowest marginal cost.