School efficiency in low and middle income countries: An analysis based on PISA for development learning survey
Thursday 4 March 0:00 until 0:00
Zoom link for all events: https://universityofsussex.zoom.us/j/98359494781 (Meeting ID: 983 5949 4781)
Speaker: Marcos Delprato & Germán Antequera
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This study provides new evidence on school efficiency for low and middle income countries. We use data from
PISA for Development (2017) for seven countries to obtain estimates on school efficiency using data envelopment
analysis, both for cognitive and non-cognitive outputs, and their determinants. We find that there is a scope to
increase efficiency by 20–22% via boosting both types of educational outputs and by reducing within-country
disparity on schools’ efficiency scores by weakening the impact of students’ disadvantages. Our results suggest
that schools cognitive inequality can be reduced alongside inefficiency. Cross-country results suggest similar
drivers of efficiency across countries, at least for students’ school determinants, though we find more nuanced
results on teachers and policies determinants for efficiency.
By: Farzana Bardai
Last updated: Tuesday, 2 February 2021