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The political economy of attaining Universal Primary Education in sub-Saharan Africa: The politics of UPE implementation

Paul Bennell

International Journal of Educational Development, 2021, vol. 80, issue C

Abstract: This is the second article of a two-article review which examines how key aspects of the dominant political economy in sub-Saharan Africa are influencing the implementation of the policy of Universal Primary Education (UPE). The first article analyses three sets of factors namely new social class relations, new forms of educational competition and distancing and intensifying competition for formal sector jobs. This provides the essential contextual background for this second article which draws on political settlement analysis to explore the politics of the implementation UPE and, in particular, the level of elite political commitment to the attainment of UPE.

Keywords: Universal primary education; Political settlement analysis; Sub-Saharan Africa (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2020.102317

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