Planning Investment in Education: Some Problems and Strategies

  • Muhammad Shamsul Huq
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Some unresolved problems in planning for national development that continue to plague the newly emergent countries centre around the issue of investment in education. Crucial among these problems which rightly seem to agitate the mind of the planner are:
  1. (1)

    What is the most appropriate level of investment in education in the application of the available resources to national development?

  2. (2)

    How can this investment be best distributed among the various types and levels of education so as to achieve the desired balance between the supply of and demand for educated and trained manpower?

  3. (3)

    How can the mechanism for the conversion of the educational ‘input’ into ‘output’ be so streamlined as to maximise its productivity, both in quantity and quality?



Primary Education National Development Advanced Country Human Resource Development Educational Development 
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© International Economic Association 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • Muhammad Shamsul Huq
    • 1
  1. 1.University of RajshahiEast Pakistan

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