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Drivers of performance in primary education in Togo

Johannes G. Hoogeveen (), Mariacristina Rossi () and Dario Sansone ()
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No 145, CeRP Working Papers from Center for Research on Pensions and Welfare Policies, Turin (Italy)

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.

Keywords: efficiency; education; Togo; stochastic frontier; performances (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C21 I21 I25 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2014-11
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