ODA for education represents only a small portion of total foreign aid
to the Philippines. The bulk went to infrastructure support with a 60%
share while agri-industrial development got a 22% share. In comparison,
human development services (including education) got a share of only
12%. Japan remains the largest donor (45%) with the multilateral
financial institutions (WB and ADB) contributing another 37%. The paper
listed ongoing foreign assisted projects in the education sector and
the status of implementation.
Official Development Assistance (ODA) to the Philippines amounted to
US$ 15,191.74 million for the period 1992 to the 2nd Quarter of 2001,
87% of which were loans while 13% were grants. Annual ODA commitment
represents about 15% of the National Budget and is nearly the same
amount spent by the Philippine government for public education. It is
significant to note that ODA flows to the Philippines had been
increasing. The figures nearly doubled from 1992 to 1999. Of the
committed funds however, less than half was actually disbursed.
Japan has been the biggest source of ODA to the Philippines,
contributing about 45 percent of the total committed funds. Other major
donors include the the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the
United States, France and Germany.
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