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Power, Politics, and Political Entrepreneurs: Realising Universal Free Basic Education in Indonesia

Published on 20 May 2011

Several developing countries have introduced policies for universal free basic education. But often schools still charge illegal fees, which form a major obstacle to the success of such policies. Through examining the case of Indonesia, this paper argues that achieving fee-free education in poor countries is mainly a political problem reflecting inequalities of power.

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Anuradha Joshi

Research Fellow

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IDS
authors
Rosser, A., Joshi, A. and Edwin, D.
journal
IDS Research Summary of IDS Working Paper, issue 358

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Indonesia

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