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Designing targeted educational voucher schemes for the poor in developing countries

Shafiq, MN (2010) Designing targeted educational voucher schemes for the poor in developing countries. International Review of Education, 56 (1). 33 - 50. ISSN 0020-8566

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A targeted educational voucher scheme (TEVS) is often proposed for the poor in developing countries. Essentially, TEVS involves issuing vouchers to poor households, thus enabling them to pay tuition and fees for their children's schooling at participating non-public schools. However, little is known about TEVS' design in developing countries. This article provides the foundation for constructing a TEVS and conducting subsequent scientific evaluations to support, modify or oppose such a system. Specifically, this article uses three policy instruments to design a TEVS: regulation, support services and finance. Regulation here refers to the rules that must be adhered to by participating households, children and schools. Support services refer to services facilitating the participation of children, households, schools, and financial and political supporters. Finance refers to the value of each voucher, total TEVS costs and sources of finance. © Springer 2010.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
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Shafiq, MN
Date: 1 February 2010
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: International Review of Education
Volume: 56
Number: 1
Page Range: 33 - 50
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1007/s11159-009-9147-y
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Economics
School of Education > Administrative and Policy Studies
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0020-8566
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2013 22:22
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 06:55


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