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Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Indicator 4.b.1: Volume of official development assistance flows for scholarships by sector and type of study

USAID assistance for education development assistance in US dollars


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Actual indicator available USAID assistance for education development assistance
Actual indicator available - description USAID programs are focused on: Improving reading skills in primary schools; Strengthening higher education and workforce development programs;Expanding access to education in regions witnessing crisis and conflict; and Fostering innovation in education through All Children Reading. Variable Label i4_b_1_total Development assistance, total education i4_b_1_basic Development assistance, basic education i4_b_1_higher Development assistance, higher education
Date of national source publication March 2016
Method of computation for scholarships and student costs in donor countries (types of aid
Periodicity Annual
Scheduled update by national source March 2017
U.S. method of computation Data available from budget documents.
Comments and limitations
Date metadata updated November 2016
Disaggregation geography National
Unit of measurement Dollar
Disaggregation categories Basic and Higher Education
International and national references
Time period 2013 to 2015
Scheduled update by SDG team

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Indicator name Volume of official development assistance flows for scholarships by sector and type of study
Target name By 2020, substantially expand globally the number of scholarships available to developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States and African countries, for enrolment in higher education, including vocational training and information and communications technology, technical, engineering and scientific programmes, in developed countries and other developing countries.
Global indicator description Total net official development assistance (ODA
UN designated tier 1
UN custodial agency OECD (Partnering Agencies: UNESCO-UIS)
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Organisation USAID
Agency Staff Name Tom Snyder
Agency Survey Dataset USAID
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