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Work in Progress – Evaluation of the ORET Programme : Investing in Public Infrastructure in Developing Countries
The Development Related Export Transactions program (ORET) is a subsidy facility. It has addressed important obstacles for development by co-financing the construction and rehabilitation of public infrastructure in developing countries. ORET has evolved from a programme of mere delivery of capital goods to a programme offering comprehensive infrastructure service packages that were also financially attractive for recipient governments.
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The review concludes that many more children now attend school. The Netherlands’ contribution was facilitated by the long-term, substantive financial involvement, along with the input of experts in The Hague and the Dutch embassies and the support for research and innovative initiatives.
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The evaluation shows that the overall net enrolment rate has increased from 65% in 2000 to 81% in 2009. Equity of access still remains a key concern with children from the poorest quintiles completing primary education at a later age and appearing to drop out more frequently.