Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Johannes Hoogeveen, Mariacristina Rossi
    Pages 1-7 Open Access
  3. Johannes Hoogeveen, Mariacristina Rossi
    Pages 9-29 Open Access
  4. Johannes Hoogeveen, Mariacristina Rossi, Dario Sansone
    Pages 31-62 Open Access
  5. Johannes Hoogeveen, Marcello Matranga, Mariacristina Rossi
    Pages 63-86 Open Access
  6. Johannes Hoogeveen, Mariacristina Rossi
    Pages 87-97 Open Access
  7. Johannes Hoogeveen, Mariacristina Rossi
    Pages C1-C1 Open Access
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 99-103

About this book


Good education changes lives. It is therefore unsurprising that improved schooling plays a central part in most development strategies. At the same time, the expansion of school attainment alone is not sufficient to guarantee improved welfare. This open access book focuses on one country in West Africa, Togo, to explore what a country that has successfully increased enrollment rates can do to enhance learning outcomes. The authors explore different avenues for improvement, including enhancing the efficiency with which resources are used; increasing the qualifications of teachers; and through greater community involvement in school management. There is scope for improvement along all these dimensions, yet changes at the margin are insufficient to bring about the transformation needed to bring about acceptable levels of learning.
Important reading for anyone interested in understanding the pathways to improving the education system in Togo and other developing countries.
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Education reform Education Economics African Education Economics Education efficiency School enrolment Togo’s education system World Development Indicators Togo’s education spending Determinants of education efficiency Learning achievements Education inequality Education outcomes Primary education Innovation in education Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  • Johannes Hoogeveen
    • 1
  • Mariacristina Rossi
    • 2
  1. 1.World BankWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.School of Management and EconomicsUniversità di TorinoTurinItaly

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