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Improving educational quality through enhancing community participation: Results from a randomized field experiment in Indonesia

Pradhan, Menno; Suryadarma, Daniel; Beatty, Amanda; Wong, Maisy; Gaduh, Arya; Alisjahbana, Armida; Artha, Rima Prama


Education ministries worldwide have promoted community engagement through school committees. This paper presents results from a large field experiment testing alternative approaches to strengthen school committees in public schools in Indonesia. Two novel treatments focus on institutional reforms. First, some schools were randomly assigned to implement elections of school committee members. Another treatment facilitated joint planning meetings between the school committee and the village...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
DOI: 10.1257/app.6.2.105


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