Despite the growth in the planning and implementation of sector wide approaches (SWA) to education, debate currently tends to be at the level of general discussion rather than being focused on specific operational issues and the resolution of Government funding agency tensions. To move the debate forward, DFID Education Division commissioned this study in September 1998. Its purpose was to address issues relating to the nature of SWA, their relevance to poverty reduction targets and their general modus operandi. Its intended audience are those involved with educational development, including providers and recipients of technical and financial support.
Educational Paper No. 32, DFID, London, UK, ISBN 1 86192 131 4, 104 pp.