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DECENTRALIZATION´S EFFECTS ON EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES IN BOLIVIA AND COLOMBIA

Jean-Paul Faguet and Fabio Sanchez Torres

No 2255, Documentos CEDE from Universidad de los Andes, Facultad de Economía, CEDE

Abstract: The effects of decentralization on public sector outputs is much debated but little agreed upon. This paper compares the remarkable case of Bolivia with the more complex case of Colombia to explore decentralization´s effects on public education outcomes. In Colombia, decentralization of education finance improved enrollment rates in public schools. In Bolivia, decentralization made government more responsive by re-directing public investment to areas of greatest need. In both countries, investment shifted from infrastructure to primary social services. In both, it was the behavior of smaller, poorer, more rural municipalities that drove these changes.

Keywords: decentralization; education; public investment; Bolivia; Colombia; local government (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H51 H52 H54 H77 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2006-03-30
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