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What do teachers know and do ? does it matter ? evidence from primary schools in Africa (English)

School enrollment has universally increased over the past 25 years in low-income countries. However, enrolling in school does not guarantee that children learn. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7956 JAN 26, 2017

Bold,Tessa; Filmer,Deon P.; Martin,Gayle; Molina,Ezequiel; Rockmore,Christophe; Stacy,Brian William; Svensson,Jakob; Wane,Waly Disclosed

Clientelism in the public sector : why public service reforms may not succeed and what to do about it (English)

The World Development Report 2017 Governance and the Law (World Bank, 2017) highlights the intimate connection between the effectiveness of policy reforms and governance. ... See More +

World Development Report 113420 JAN 01, 2017

Bold,Tessa; Molina,Ezequiel; Safir,Abla Disclosed

Can free provision reduce demand for public services? : evidence from Kenyan education (English)

In 2003 Kenya abolished user fees in all government primary schools. It shows that this policy contributed to a shift in demand away from free schools, where net enrollment stagnated after 2003, toward fee-charging private schools, where both enrollment and fee levels grew rapidly after 2003. ... See More +

Journal Article 112423 JAN 12, 2014

Bold,Tessa; Kimenyi,Valence; Mwabu,Germano M; Sandefur,Justin Disclosed

Can free provision reduce demand for public services ? evidence from Kenyan education (English)

In 2003 Kenya abolished user fees in all government primary schools. Analysis of household survey data shows this policy contributed to a shift in demand away from free schools, where net enrollment stagnated after 2003, toward fee-charging private schools, where both enrollment and fee levels grew rapidly after 2003. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6685 NOV 01, 2013

Bold, Tessa; Kimenyi, Mwangi; Mwabu, Germano; Sandefur, Justin Disclosed

Delivering service indicators in education and health in Africa : a proposal (English)

The Delivering Service Indicators seek to provide a set of indices for benchmarking service delivery performance in education and health in Africa in order to track progress in and across countries over time. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5327 JUN 01, 2010

Bold, Tessa; Gauthier, Bernard; Svensson, Jakob; Wane, Waly Disclosed