Journal of
Geography and Regional Planning

  • Abbreviation: J. Geogr. Reg. Plann.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2070-1845
  • DOI: 10.5897/JGRP
  • Start Year: 2008
  • Published Articles: 371

Full Length Research Paper

Analyzing spatial and non-spatial factors that influence educational quality of primary schools in emerging regions of Ethiopia: Evidence from geospatial analysis and administrative time series data

Abraha Tesfay Abraha
  • Abraha Tesfay Abraha
  • Urban planner and GIS and remote sensing Ethiopian Civil Service University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Google Scholar

  •  Received: 07 August 2018
  •  Accepted: 03 December 2018
  •  Published: 31 January 2019


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