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Education Policy in Developing Countries$
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Paul Glewwe

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226078687

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226078854.001.0001

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School Management in Developing Countries

School Management in Developing Countries

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Education Policy in Developing Countries

Sebastian Galiani

Ricardo Perez-Truglia

University of Chicago Press

This chapter reviews recent empirical evaluations of three school-management interventions: school decentralization, tracking and teacher incentives. It provides stylized models to organize the discussion of the results. It considers the average and distributional effects of the policies and stresses the possible importance of complementary interventions aimed at reducing inequality when the programs are cost-effective but engender greater benefits to the best students. The results are compared across non-experimental, quasi-experimental and experimental studies, and argue, not surprisingly, that a solid identification strategy is critical to getting the policy recommendations right. Finally, the chapter identifies some unresolved issues that future research should address.

Keywords:   Education, developing countries, school management, decentralization, tracking, teacher incentives, contract teachers

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