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SEMINAR: Inputs, Incentives, and Complementarities in Primary Education - Experimental

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Abstract - Recent nationwide assessments have documented the low levels of learning in Tanzanian schools. These low levels of learning are driven in part by limited accountability in the education system, which is reflected in the frequent absence of teachers from schools. This is further compounded by the resource constraints that schools face. In this study we conduct a randomized experiment to examine the efficacy of increasing resources to schools relative to increasing teacher incentives. Specifically, we compare the student learning outcomes between four different interventions-one in which we provide schools with extra resources through capitation or per pupil grants, one in which we provide teachers with a bonus based on the performance of their students in an externally administered exam, one in which schools received both programs, and the control group which received no support. Overall, we find limited evidence that solely providing resources improves learning outcomes, while we do find some evidence that incentives improve learning outcomes especially when coupled with extra resources.
Speaker(s) Dr Isaac Mbiti - University of Virginia
Location BUSN 101 Don Voelte & Nancy Keegan Case Study Room
Contact Dr Michael Jetter <[email protected]> : 6488 2498
Start Fri, 18 Mar 2016 12:00
End Fri, 18 Mar 2016 13:15
Submitted by Anna Wiechecki <anna.wiec[email protected]>
Last Updated Wed, 16 Mar 2016 11:36
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