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Access and Equity in Financing Higher Education in Arab Countries (Prospects #157)

This special issue, guest edited by Ahmed Galal and Taher H. Kanaan, focuses on different issues surrounding access and equity in financing higher education in various Arab countries (Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria and Tunisia).

Three key issues of higher education finance are assessed; adequacy (relative to certain benchmarks), efficiency (both internal and external) and equity (along gender lines, level of income and location). Within this regional comparative framework, this issue also looks at the bigger picture of how education can be an engine for social, political and economic development.
PROSPECTS is UNESCO-IBE's Quarterly Review of Comparative Education.