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Decentralization’s effects on educational outcomes in Bolivia and Colombia

Faguet, Jean-Paul and Sanchez, Fabio (2006) Decentralization’s effects on educational outcomes in Bolivia and Colombia. DEDPS working papers, 47. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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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.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/
Additional Information: © 2006 London School of Economics and Political Science.
Subjects: J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
JEL classification: H - Public Economics > H0 - General
Sets: Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Departments > International Development
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2010 08:47
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/2397

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