Backiny-Yetna, Prospere and Wodon, Quentin (2009): Comparing the Performance of Faith-Based and Government Schools in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 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. 119-135.
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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.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Comparing the Performance of Faith-Based and Government Schools in the Democratic Republic of Congo|
|Keywords:||Primary education; faith-based; performance; poverty; Democratic Republic of Congo|
|Subjects:||Z - Other Special Topics > Z1 - Cultural Economics ; Economic Sociology ; Economic Anthropology > Z12 - Religion
H - Public Economics > H1 - Structure and Scope of Government > H11 - Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Institutions > I21 - Analysis of Education
L - Industrial Organization > L3 - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise > L33 - Comparison of Public and Private Enterprises and Nonprofit Institutions ; Privatization ; Contracting Out
H - Public Economics > H4 - Publicly Provided Goods > H44 - Publicly Provided Goods: Mixed Markets
|Depositing User:||Quentin Wodon|
|Date Deposited:||28. Jul 2009 00:04|
|Last Modified:||16. Feb 2013 02:17|
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