Spain

Entreculturas and Alboan, two Spanish development NGOs of the Society of Jesus, recently released a report on Official Development Aid for education, the first survey of Spanish development cooperation in the education sector. The report, a contribution to the debate on the quality of Spanish aid, prepared in collaboration with a team of professors from ETEA, an institution of the Society of Jesus, covers the period 1999-2004. It finds that only 12.5% of the total bilateral aid has been spent on education and that basic education has received the lowest percentage of funds. Among other things the report recommends that more funds be allocated to basic education initiatives. To learn more and download the report (in Spanish) go to: http://www.entreculturas.org/somos2_AOD.asp