This is one of a series of Education Papers issued by the Education Department of the Department For International Development. Each paper represents a study or piece of commissioned research on some aspect of education and training in developing countries. Most of the studies were undertaken in order to provide informed judgements from which policy decisions could be drawn, but in each case it has become apparent that the material produced would be of interest to a wider audience, particularly those whose work focuses on developing countries.
Each paper is numbered serially, and further copies can be obtained through the DFID Education Publications Despatch, PO Box 190, Sevenoaks, TN14 5SP, UK - subject to availability. A full list appears overleaf.
Although these papers are issued by the DFID, the views expressed in them are entirely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the DFID's own policies or views. Any discussion of their content should therefore be addressed to the authors and not to the DFID.