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Drivers of performance in primary education in Togo

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  • Johannes G. Hoogeveen

    (World Bank)

  • Mariacristina Rossi

    (University of Torino, CeRP-CCA and Netspar)

  • Dario Sansone

    (Georgetown University)

Abstract

This paper uses new data available from a school census in Togo to analyze differences in primary school performances across regions. Our results, obtained from a stochastic frontier analysis, suggest that differences in efficiency explain only part of the observed variation, while resource availability is the most important driver of performance differences. In addition to this, the paper notes that resources are distributed quite unevenly among regions and schools. By improving access to inputs, particularly in the underserved schools, performance can be expected to go up considerably.

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  • Johannes G. Hoogeveen & Mariacristina Rossi & Dario Sansone, 2014. "Drivers of performance in primary education in Togo," CeRP Working Papers 145, Center for Research on Pensions and Welfare Policies, Turin (Italy).
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    Keywords

    efficiency; education; Togo; stochastic frontier; performances;
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    JEL classification:

    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • I25 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Education and Economic Development

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