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Scaling Up Primary Education Services in Rural Tamil Nadu: Public Investment Requirements and Reform

Nirupam Bajpai; Ravindra H. Dholakia; Jeffrey D. Sachs

Title:
Scaling Up Primary Education Services in Rural Tamil Nadu: Public Investment Requirements and Reform
Author(s):
Bajpai, Nirupam
Dholakia, Ravindra H.
Sachs, Jeffrey D.
Date:
Type:
Working papers
Department:
Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development
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Series:
CGSD Working Paper
Part Number:
35
Publisher:
The Earth Institute at Columbia University
Publisher Location:
New York
Abstract:
We attempt to address two key questions in this paper: 1) In terms of state-wide scaling up of rural services in the area of primary education, what will it cost financially and in terms of human resources to scale-up these services in all the rural areas of the state? And 2) What policy, institutional and governance reforms may be necessary so as to ensure proper service delivery? As is well known, merely constructing more schools, for instance, is not going to be enough; higher public investments in these areas needs to be accompanied by systemic reforms that will help overhaul the present service delivery system, including issues of control and oversight, for example.
Subject(s):
Elementary education
Area planning and development
South Asian studies
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