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Comparing the Performance of Faith-Based and Government Schools in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Prospere Backiny-Yetna and Quentin Wodon

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: This paper provides a comparative assessment of the market share, reach to the poor, and performance of faith-based and public schools in the Democratic Republic of Congo using data from the 2004-2005 "123" survey. More than two thirds of primary school students attend faith-based government-assisted schools. Both types of school cater to a similar population that is overwhelmingly poor. Faith-based schools perform slightly better at least in some dimensions than government schools, but the differences between the two types of schools are small and not statistically significant.

Keywords: Primary education; faith-based; performance; poverty; Democratic Republic of Congo (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H11 H44 I21 L33 Z12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009-06
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Published in Emerging Evidence on Vouchers and Faith-Based Providers in Education: Case Studies from Africa, Latin America, and Asia, edited by F. Barrera-Osorio, H. A. Patinos, and Q. Wodon, Directions in Development, World Bank, Washington, DC (2009): pp. 119-135

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