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Does Decentralization Impact Education Quality?

Type: Research
Author(s): Winkler, Yeo
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Does Decentralization Impact Education Quality?, Decentralization in Education Systems, Decentralization, Argentina
Education systems around the developing world are being decentralized. Decision making powers and responsibilities are being transferred from central government education ministries to local governments and schools. This brief explores how decentralization affects the quality of schooling. Comment

Identifying the Impact of Education Decentralization on the Quality of Education

Type: Research
Author(s): Winkler, Yeo
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Identifying the Impact of Education Decentralization on the Quality of Education, Decentralization in Education Systems, Decentralization, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Mali, Honduras, Ethiopia
This paper examines the potential of education decentralization to improve performance in three parts: 1) The conceptual arguments for such a relationship; 2) The empirical evidence of the impacts of education decentralization; 3) Better design and implementation of decentralization policy to leverage its impact on quality. Comment

Meeting EFA: Guatemala PRONADE

Type: Research
Author(s): Moore
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Meeting EFA: Guatemala PRONADE, Complementary Education Models, Strategies for Achieving EFA, Guatemala
The mission of PRONADE is to assist the Ministry of Education to increase access to and quality of education in rural areas by providing financial resources to organized communities. This case study examines the impact of PRONADE community schools in Guatemala from 1996 to 2005. Comment

Compilation: Reaching the Underserved: Complementary Models of Effective Schooling

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mali, Zambia, Compilation: Reaching the Underserved: Complementary Models of Effective Schooling, Complementary Education Models, Strategies for Achieving EFA
EQUIP2 identified nine case examples of complementary, community-based approaches to schooling from around the world, and developed a research methodology for analyzing the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of those models. This book frames the research questions; outlines the research methodology; synthesizes the case study findings; and includes the nine case studies. Comment

Efficacité de l’Ecole à Maïssade, Haïti

Type: Research
Author(s): DeStefano, Miksic
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Efficacité de l’Ecole à Maïssade, Haïti, opportunity to learn, haiti
This study seeks to answer 4 questions: 1) Are government and community schools in Maïssade effective? 2) How do the costs of community schools compare to the costs of government schools in Maïssade? 3) How cost effective are community and government schools in Maïssade? 4) What factors are most associated with school effectiveness? Comment

School Effectiveness in Maïssade, Haiti

Type: Research
Author(s): DeStefano, Miksic
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: School Effectiveness in Maïssade, Haiti, opportunity to learn, haiti
This study seeks to answer 4 questions: 1) Are government and community schools in Maïssade effective? 2) How do the costs of community schools compare to the costs of government schools in Maïssade? 3) How cost effective are community and government schools in Maïssade? 4) What factors are most associated with school effectiveness? Comment

Resources for EFA: Where will they come from?

Type: Research
Author(s): Ingram, Wils, Carrol, Townsend
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Educational finance, resources, Education for All, Public-private partnerships
This policy brief discusses three main sources for education funds in developing countries: public moneys from government, private household contributions, and donor contributions. In many countries these three sources together are insufficient, and public-private partnerships may be able to fill (part of) the gap. Comment

Retention: Just getting children into school is not enough

Type: Research
Author(s): Ingram, Wils, Carrol, Townsend
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Schooling retention, dropout, completion, primary, secondary
This policy brief finds that 2/3 of the gap to universal primary school completion is caused by early dropout; only 1/3 is from children never entering school. Further, the gap to universal secondary school completion is enormous in almost all developing countries. The brief suggests some strategies to retain children in school. Comment

Review and evaluation of selected education projection models in use in 2006

Type: Research
Author(s): Porta, Wils
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Educational planning, projection, evaluation
Education projections are an important part of education planning and strategy formulation. This working paper reviews four important education projection models that were in use around 2007, describing the components and the comparing strengths and weaknesses, as well as where users can obtain these models. Comment

Population Groups Not Keeping Up with National Education Trends

Type: Research
Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Education inequality, school attendance, population groups
This policy brief analyzes sub-national data on inequality in school attendance in 63 developing countries for the period 2000-2005. Comment

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