Special Assistance for Students

Sri Kusumastuti Rahayu, Robert Sparrow, Akhmadi , Vita Febriany, Sri Budiyati, Nina Toyamah, Agus Priyambada, Asep Suryahadi, Sudarno Sumarto, Hariyanti Sadaly
Children, Adolescence & Youth, Education

Newsletter, June, 2003, Final


Scholarship programs which specifically target children from poor households are generally considered to be effective means for maintaining access to education for the poor. Such programs are typically less prone to leakage to the non-poor than general public sector subsidies. In Indonesia, two such large-scale programs have recently been implemented. SMERU conducted a study on the BKM scholarship program from March to May 2003. This article highlights some of the preliminary findings from our study

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