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Literacy and Numeracy in Faith-Based and Government Schools in Sierra Leone

Wodon, Quentin and Ying, Yvonne (2009): Literacy and Numeracy in Faith-Based and Government Schools in Sierra Leone. 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 (June 2009): pp. 99-117.

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Abstract

This paper provides a comparative assessment of the market share, reach to the poor, and performance of faith-based and public schools in Sierra Leone using data from the 2004 Integrated Household Survey. One-third of primary school students attend government schools and more than half are in faith-based government-assisted schools. Faith-based schools tend to serve children who live in poverty more than public schools, and after controlling for student and household characteristics and school choice, they also perform slightly better than public schools.

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