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Banerjee, Abhijt; Banerji, Rukimini; Duflo, Esther; Glennerster, Rachel; Khemani, Stuti – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2008
Participation of beneficiaries in the monitoring of public services is increasingly seen as a key to improving their efficiency. In India, the current government flagship program on universal primary education organizes both locally elected leaders and parents of children enrolled in public schools into committees and gives these groups powers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Public Schools, Community Involvement
Banerjee, Abhijit; Cole, Shawn; Duflo, Esther; Linden, Leigh – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2005
Many efforts to improve school quality by adding school resources have proven to be ineffective. This paper presents the results of two experiments conducted in Mumbai and Vadodara, India, designed to evaluate ways to improve the quality of education in urban slums. A remedial education program hired young women from the community to teach basic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Slums, Urban Schools, Literacy Education