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Households' living situation and the efficient provision of primary education in Burkina Faso

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  • Miningou, Élisé Wendlassida
  • Vierstraete, Valérie

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Primary education plays a central role in the Burkinabe school system. Several projects have been launched that contribute to expand the resources available for basic education in Burkina Faso. However, education systems in the different administrative regions of Burkina Faso may not all be equally able to use the resources they receive to generate significant results. This study uses the data envelopment analysis (DEA) method to assess the efficiency with which basic education is provided throughout the 45 provinces of Burkina Faso. Overall, our results reveal that resources are not used optimally for the provision of basic education in the provinces of Burkina Faso. In order to explain inefficiency scores, we also use the Simar and Wilson (2007) procedure. We find that households' living situation can explain efficiency in primary education provision.

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  • Miningou, Élisé Wendlassida & Vierstraete, Valérie, 2013. "Households' living situation and the efficient provision of primary education in Burkina Faso," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 35(C), pages 910-917.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:35:y:2013:i:c:p:910-917
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2013.03.002
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