Past Research Projects

Research for Developing Tools of the System Assessment for Better Education Results(SABER): A Focus on the Participatory School-Based Management System, Decentralization, and Accountability

Focused on cost-effective policies and institutions which result in high educational achievements, the World Bank has been developing an assessment tool (SABER) and a related international comparative database. Our research aims to propose alternative ideas to improve the assessment tool, based on JICA's experiences with a particular focus on the participatory school-based management system, decentralization, and accountability. The research will be conducted through literature review, comparative case analysis and field survey in Senegal and Burkina Faso; and its outcome is expected to improve the tool and to use at policy dialogues of low income or lower middle income countries which confront such challenges as access to primary education and its quality.