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Scaling Up Primary Education Services in Rural India: Public Investment Requirements and Policy Reform: Case Studies of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh

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

Title:
Scaling Up Primary Education Services in Rural India: Public Investment Requirements and Policy Reform: Case Studies of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh
Author(s):
Bajpai, Nirupam
Dholakia, Ravindra H.
Sachs, Jeffrey D.
Date:
Type:
Reports
Department(s):
Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development
Earth Institute
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Series:
CGSD Working Paper
Part Number:
28
Geographic Area:
India
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 Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh) 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 these two states? And 2) what policy, institutional and governance reforms may be necessary so as to ensure proper service delivery? As is well known, merely setting up 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):
Managerial economics
Education, Elementary
Regional planning
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Suggested Citation:
Nirupam Bajpai, Ravindra H. Dholakia, Jeffrey D. Sachs, , Scaling Up Primary Education Services in Rural India: Public Investment Requirements and Policy Reform: Case Studies of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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