Capacity and Service Delivery in Education. Rising to the Challenge. Ruth Kagia Education Director World Bank IWGE Meeting Rome June 11-15, 2006. We often talk about… ..
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Capacity and Service Delivery in Education
Rising to the Challenge
Ruth Kagia Education Director
IWGE Meeting Rome June 11-15, 2006
We often talk about…..
……. building institutions or building capacity. ….it suggests you can come in like an outside contractor and bring some bricks and mortar and you construct capacity. It doesn't work that way. You grow it. Its got to be indigenous. It's got to have indigenous roots. You can fertilize it. You can water it. You can rip the weeds out, which I think is part of fighting corruption. Or you can help people do it. But they need to do it themselves.
Paul Wolfowitz in an address to World Bank Staff (July 27, 2005)
Capacity – A Complex Issue
Capacity to Raise Education Outcomes
Availability, accessibility, quality of education service, affordability
Behaviors & Risk Factors
Utilization of public and private education services, gender, care & stimulation of children, health/nutrition etc.
Aggregate resources, resource allocation in public sector, input costs and utilization, accountability and delivery
Public Financing and allocation, private.
Income, assets, land, education etc.
Roads, transport, water and electricity, school health/nutrition, early child development
Other Govt. Policy
Infrastructure, water and sanitation, health/nutrition, social protection
Rural/urban, cultural, values, social capital etc.
Monitoring and Evaluation
Implementation Capacity Factors That Affect Outcomes
by $50 billion (from $79 -$129 billion)
Long route of accountability
India Elementary Education Project –Allocations of funds to decentralized project entities through state societies, expenditures under the project have exceeded estimated levels to $400 million in less than two years
Mozambique Direct Support to School Program - Each school receives $175- $3,000 depending on size; programs have been run on community radios and local radios in vernacular languages; for each tranche there has been a small handbook with detailed forms to be completed and signed by the school council and head of the school
Kenya Primary Education Project – Funds have been disbursed directly to schools and this has enhanced ownership and built capacity within schools in procurement, financial management and conservation and use of instructional materials; guidelines provided by MoEST to schools on the use of FPE funds have been effective in assisting schools in management of these funds; during the financial years 2002/03 and T 04, 78% of funds available for FPE were utilized
Yemen Social Fund For Development –MoE unit cost per school was reduced from $476 to $126 through SFD