A USAID-funded project in Indonesia aimed to improve management and governance of basic education. A mixed-methods, multi-site study found that the project had a positive impact on schools and madrasah. The following factors were found to be associated with this impact: the whole school community participated; training was in school clusters; training was ongoing and follow-up mentoring was provided; working through local systems; basing the programme on government policy; providing technical assistance rather than funding; the programme was manageable and affordable for local partners; and building commitment at provincial and district level.
Implementing school-based management in Indonesia: Impact and lessons learned
Heyward, M., Cannon, RA., & Sarjono, U. (2011). Implementing school-based management in Indonesia: Impact and lessons learned. Journal of Development Effectiveness, 3(3), 371-388. https://doi.org/10.1080/19439342.2011.568122