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Type Working Paper - Centre for the Study of African Economics (CSAE) Working Paper
Title Does abolishing fees reduce school quality? Evidence from Kenya
Volume 2011
Issue 04
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2010
URL http://r4d.dfid.gov.uk/pdf/outputs/iig/csae-wps-2011-04.pdf
In January 2003, newly-elected Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki announced
the abolition of all school fees in government primary schools, fulfilling a
campaign pledge of his National Rainbow Coalition. This new “Free Primary
Education” (FPE) policy was heralded by international donors as a major
step toward the Millenium Development Goal of universal primary education;
over the subsequent five years the World Bank and the British Department
for International Development contributed nearly $200 million to pay for the

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