Free Education in Bhutan: Is it Sustainable

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Paper for the International Workshop “Development Challenges in Bhutan”, Aalborg University, Copenhagen, 29-30 May, 2013.

Abstract
This paper attempts to give insight into the dilemma faced by the government in terms of rising costs and growing demand for social services especially ‘free education’. It focuses on the interplay of education expenditures and international development assistance in the light of macro-economic performance. Expenditures for the growing outlay of social services are impinging on the government budget and the future sustainability of ‘free education’ in Bhutan is questionable. Growing demands for quality education and new knowledge by the citizens are issues of concern for the future sustainability of providing ‘free education’ in the country.
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Paper for the International Workshop “Development Challenges in Bhutan”, Aalborg University, Copenhagen, 29-30 May, 2013.

Abstract
This paper attempts to give insight into the dilemma faced by the government in terms of rising costs and growing demand for social services especially ‘free education’. It focuses on the interplay of education expenditures and international development assistance in the light of macro-economic performance. Expenditures for the growing outlay of social services are impinging on the government budget and the future sustainability of ‘free education’ in Bhutan is questionable. Growing demands for quality education and new knowledge by the citizens are issues of concern for the future sustainability of providing ‘free education’ in the country.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato30 maj 2013
Antal sider20
StatusUdgivet - 30 maj 2013
BegivenhedDevelopment Challenges in Bhutan - Copenhagen, Danmark

Workshop

WorkshopDevelopment Challenges in Bhutan
LokationAAU Copenhagen
LandDanmark
ByCopenhagen
Periode29/05/201330/05/2013
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  • education, dependency, national budget, ODA, development, Bhutan
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