ERIC Number: ED312232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Primary School Teachers' Salaries in Sub-Saharan Africa. World Bank Discussion Papers 45.
Zymelman, Manuel; DeStefano, Joseph
Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are trying to make their proposed goal of universal primary education a reality. Given the budgetary constraints it is natural to seek to increase efficiency and to reduce the cost of inputs. Teachers' salaries account for over 90 percent of the primary school recurrent budget. Therefore, the analysis of teachers' salaries is crucial to forecasting primary school expenditures and developing policies to rationalize teachers' cost. Until now a comparative study of teachers' salaries for SSA did not exist. The present study remedies this situation. The study analyzes factors affecting teachers' salaries in general, and describes categories of teachers, salary structures, and pay supplements in SSA countries. With the use of a computer forecasting model this study provides forecasts of teacher cost for the next 2 decades for 20 SSA countries under varying hypotheses, and suggests steps to facilitate planning of teacher salaries in SSA. (Author)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Cost Effectiveness, Cost Estimates, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Teacher Salaries
World Bank Publications, 1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20433 ($5.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC.