Fortifying Responsibility in Essential Training in Madagascar : Consequences of an Effect Assessment.

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Fortifying Accountability in Primary Education in Madagascar : Results of an Impact Evaluation Jee-Peng Tan & Cornelia Jesse, HDNED Chief Economist Office & Results for Development Institute Seminar "Requesting Good Governance - Inside & Out" March 25, 2010

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Primary Education in Madagascar: Much Progress, yet at the same time Many Challenges Signs of advancement : Primary culmination rate multiplied from 35% in1999 to 71% in 2008 Evidence of feeble area execution: ½ of every companion of 1 st graders does not complete the essential cycle; Repetition rate still high at 18% in 2005 (30% in 2000) Low quality : in 2004-5 PASEC, normal test score of half in Maths and Malagasy and 32% in French; weakened subsequent to 1997-98 Multiple systemic causes : Inconsistencies in educator allotment crosswise over schools ; Ineffective administration of pedagogical procedures at school and classroom levels

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A Problem of Internal Accountability Tasks fundamental for understudy learning are disregarded : Inadequate supervision of student and instructor non-attendance e.g . more than 80% of chiefs neglect to report instructor unlucky deficiencies to directors at the sub - locale and area levels Neglect of essential pedagogical undertakings e.g . 20% of instructors don\'t get ready day by day lesson arranges Poor observing of and correspondence on understudy learning e.g . consequences of understudy tests and qui z es are inadequately recorded and conveyed to guardians, if by any stretch of the imagination; school chiefs barely take after - up on understudy execution: 3/4 don\'t talk about learning results with their instructors

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What errands are considered key? Instructor: Takes day by day move call Prepares day by day lesson arrangement Prepared bi-month to month lesson arranges Monitors understudy learning Has tried students amid the previous two months Helps slacking understudies Discusses understudy learning issues with the executive School chief: Keeps a register of enlistments Signs off on day by day move call Analyzes understudy nonattendances on a month to month or bi-month to month premise Reviews students\' test outcomes Takes load of educator nonappearances Informs sub-region or region officer about instructor unlucky deficiencies Follows up with instructors on lesson arranging

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Tighter Management to Improve Accountabilty Conceptual Intervention Framework & IE Design: Workflow devices to clear up undertakings and interior accountabilities; Facilitation of gatherings amongst school and group; Better data streams inside school and amongst school and group; Structured preparing for instructors and school makes a beeline for: development in on-screen characters\' conduct through base up and beat down responsibility better oversaw school expanded school quality higher understudy learning

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Key Questions for Policymakers What is the effect of more tightly administration of procedures on school working and understudy execution? At what authoritative level are administration intercessions the best (school, area or review level)?

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Impact Evaluation Design (1) Method: Randomized test plan more than 2 school years Interventions: Specify on-screen characters\' obligations & their common responsibility the procedures through: Management Tools and Guides for key assignments (e.g. pedagogical, regulatory) Training Focus consideration on results to illuminate objectives through: Report cards: School, region and examination report cards School gatherings: Facilitated school gatherings & advancement of school change arranges in light of school report cards

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School & District Report Cards for Better Information Flow Report cards for school chiefs, sub-area and locale levels officers: Complement the devices and proceses Draw regard for tutoring results Include relative information, permitting a school to contrast its results and those of different schools Serve as premise for exchange and responsibility

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Collecting Data Actors\' Behavior (direct impacts) : Questionnaire from unrehearsed school visits in 1,200 schools, with data for 4,000 educators Questionnaires for District and Community administrator. level Collection and examination of apparatuses utilized as a part of 40 schools (850 instruments) Schooling results (backhanded impacts): Test scores from state sanctioned tests in 3 subjects National year-end school statistics information: stream rates, reiteration, CEPE pass rate Timeline: 2 school years, 2005-2007 Baseline overview/test and post-intercession study/test

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Results: Effects on Actors\' Behavior

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Results: Effects on Schooling Outcomes

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Policy Implications Prioritize school-level on-screen characters "Course" preparing model alone, as at present characterized, doesn\'t work Though results are empowering, better administration basically involves changing people groups\' practices, which requires some serious energy and exertion Mainstream IE comes about into MoE exercises Need a champion from the begin Need early contribution of a national group, with great specialized bolster Necessary to maintain change in on-screen characters\' mentalities & practices Use existing structures and components for scale up: Tools, aides and preparing modules incorporated into instructor preparing Tool dissemination, preparing and encouraged school gatherings supported through the neighborhood synergist stores in view of provincial, area and school execution arranges and needs Develop pioneers to drive change in administration rehearses Discussion in progress on joint effort in authority preparing between Madagascar MoE and accomplice association in another nation

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Stay tuned… Publications pending Africa Human Development Working Paper Series «Améliorer la gestion de l\'enseignement primaire à Madagascar - Résultats d\'une expérimentation randomisée » Journal Article experiencing peer audit « Managing for results in essential instruction in Madagascar: Evaluating the effect of chose work process mediations »

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It takes a town… Government responsibility: Stable partner group (15 staff from MoE with organizer) Partner duty: Financial and specialized help from AFD (by means of two staff) WB leader by Jee-Peng Tan and Cornelia Jesse, comprising of Gérard Lassibille and Trang van Nguyen (with in-nation field facilitators) Local NGO Aide et Action to help with preparing Financing: WB, AFD, MoE, EFA-FTI (EPDF), Irish Aid, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway Timeline: 2004 – 2007 Total number of individuals included: 50

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The Perils of Data Collection… Thank You!

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