Journal Article

Managing for Results in Primary Education in Madagascar: Evaluating the Impact of Selected Workflow Interventions

Gérard Lassibille, Jee-Peng Tan, Cornelia Jesse and Trang Van Nguyen

in The World Bank Economic Review

Volume 24, issue 2, pages 303-329
Published in print June 2010 | ISSN: 0258-6770
Published online August 2010 | e-ISSN: 1564-698X | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/wber/lhq009
Managing for Results in Primary Education in Madagascar: Evaluating the Impact of Selected Workflow Interventions

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The impact of specific actions designed to streamline and tighten the workflow processes of key actors in Madagascar's primary education sector are evaluated. To inform the strategy for scaling up, a randomized experiment was carried out over two school years. The results show that interventions at the school level, reinforced by interventions at the subdistrict and district levels, succeeded in changing the behavior of the actors toward better management of key pedagogical functions. In terms of education outcomes, the interventions improved school attendance, reduced grade repetition, and raised test scores (particularly in Malagasy and mathematics), although the gains in learning at the end of the evaluation period were not always statistically significant. Interventions limited to the subdistrict and district levels proved largely ineffective.

Keywords: I21; I28; J24

Journal Article.  9897 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Education and Research Institutions ; Demand and Supply of Labour

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