As developing countries seek to improve the quality of their education systems, one approach they are considering is decentralization. But transforming a centralized system into one that is decentralized and high quality is a complex undertaking, one that requires, among other things, a coherent design. This report details an approach for creating a viable design for a high-quality decentralized education system—an approach that is premised on sound principles such as economies of scale, speed of transaction, and customer satisfaction, and which has "effective schools" as the focal point of the method.
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Decentralization for high-quality education: Elements and issues of design: RTI Press Publication No. OP-0008-1208. Research Triangle Park, NC: RTI Press.