First Education Policy Audit: Education Finance Law in Argentina

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We are pleased to share with you the first publication in a new series of policy audits designed to examine specific national education policies in Latin America. This first education policy audit was prepared in Argentina by the Programa de Educación del Centro de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento (CIPPEC) on the Ley de Financiamiento Educativo (Education Finance Law).

Created with the aim of raising investment in education, science and technology to 6% of gross domestic product over a five-year period, the law commits the national government, the 23 provinces and the City of Buenos Aires to clear investment targets and establishes a number of education objectives for the new spending. This paper reviews the achievements and obstacles in implementing the law through early 2010 in five areas: legislation, implementation, results, financing and transparency.

Policy audits are a new line of work carried out by PREAL in partnership with national counterparts in Latin America. They seek to complement PREAL’s already successful track record of monitoring education policy in Latin America.

The PDF version of Argentina’s education policy audit in Spanish,  La apuesta de invertir en una nueva educación: Evaluando la Ley de Financiamiento Educativo en la Argentina 2006-2010 (Investing in Better Education: Evaluating the Education Finance Law in Argentina 2006-2010) can be downloaded