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Information use and decentralized education


Winkler, D., & Herstein, J. (2005). Information use and decentralized education. (A Policy Brief funded under the USAID EQUIP2 Leader with Associates award). USAID / EQUIP2.


Decentralized education systems increase the governance and management authority of school clients—parents and community members—and/or local governments. In order to effectively play their new role, these actors need relevant and easily understood information on the academic and financial performance of their schools relative to other schools: expenses, resource use, education outcomes, etc. The traditional education management information system (EMIS) does not meet this need.