Improving Education Outcomes in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Outcomes-Based Contracting and Early Grade Literacy

dc.contributor.author Mawoyo, Monica
dc.contributor.author Vally, Zaahedah
dc.contributor.editor Panda, Santosh
dc.coverage.placeName South Africa en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Africa en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-24T20:07:48Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-24T20:07:48Z
dc.date.issued 2020-11-20
dc.description.abstract Fifty-three percent of Grade 4 learners cannot read for meaning in low- and middle-income countries despite an investment of between 33-49% of education expenditure on primary education. Teaching children to read in the early grades is fundamental to building resilient education systems, as the ability to read early in life is a great predictor for education success, and will minimise learning loss during education emergencies similar to COVID-19 school closures, for children who can read for meaning can carry on learning outside of school buildings. Further, the predicted financing gaps in the next few years, as a result of COVID-19, will require governments to utilise limited financial resources effectively and efficiently by implementing literacy programmes proven to be impactful, using financial instruments like outcomes-based contracting that can mobilise and coordinate non-traditional educational finance and incentivise service providers to improve results by paying for achievement of agreed outcomes. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2311-1550
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11599/3705
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Commonwealth of Learning (COL) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Learning for Development;Vol 7; No 3
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ en_US
dc.source.uri https://jl4d.org/index.php/ejl4d/article/view/468 en_US
dc.subject Literacy en_US
dc.subject Primary Education en_US
dc.subject Developing World en_US
dc.title Improving Education Outcomes in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Outcomes-Based Contracting and Early Grade Literacy en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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