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The Holy Grail: India's Quest for Universal Elementary Education

R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar


This book chronicles India’s quest for universal elementary education (UEE) with focus on the period after 1986, a period during which India made spectacular strides progressing from a country which accounted for a third to one with a minuscule 0.3 per cent of the out-of-school children in the world. This was also the period in which following the Jomtien Conference on Education for All and the acute macroeconomic crisis of early 1990s India mobilized funding on an unprecedented scale from development agencies like the World Bank, European Community, DFID, and UNICEF. For the first time, this ... More

Keywords: Elementary Education, Universal Elemental Education, Development Cooperation, Foreign Aid for Education, Country–Agency Relationship, Jomtien Conference

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199463473
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463473.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar, author
Former bureaucrat and independent researcher