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There has been considerable progress in school construction and enrollment worldwide. Paying kids to go to school can help overcome remaining demand-side barriers to enrollment. Nonetheless, the quality of education appears very poor across the developing world, limiting development impact. Thus we should measure and promote learning not schooling. Conditional cash transfers to students on the basis of attendance and scores, school choice, decentralization combined with published test results, and teacher pay based on attendance and performance may help. But learning outcomes are primarily affected by the broader environment in which students live, suggesting a learning agenda that stretches far beyond education ministries. [Working paper no. 236].

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Keywords: teachers; enrollment; conditional transfers; developing world; ministries; performance; students; education; decentralization; learning; schooling; attendance; environment; Education policy; development;

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  1. Margarida CHAGAS LOPES, 2013. "Is public education viable? A brief critical review of neoliberalism in education with a special focus on the Portuguese situation," Journal of Research in Educational Sciences, ASERS Publishing, vol. 0(6), pages 106-120, August.
  2. Margarida Chagas Lopes, 2011. "Education, Development and Knowledge: new forms of unequal change under globalization. The case of SSA countries," Working Papers wp102011, Socius, Socio-Economics Research Centre at the School of Economics and Management (ISEG) of the Technical University of Lisbon.

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