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Enhancing Excellence: Socially Motivated Private Schools of Nepal

Pal, Sarmistha and Saha, Bibhas (2018) Enhancing Excellence: Socially Motivated Private Schools of Nepal Journal of Development Studies, 55 (5). pp. 765-785.

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Social motivation can promote efficiency of public service delivery though its role in providing schooling is little understood. We provide both theoretical and empirical insights as to why not-for-profit private schools could enhance excellence in schooling, using Nepal as a case study. Results suggest that socially motivated trust schools outperform all other types of schools irrespective of whether we consider standardised test scores, absolute or relative to school expenditure per student. Results are robust and highlight that trust school’s social objective, coupled with private financing, ownership and management that minimises its agency costs, is key to their value for money.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
Authors :
Saha, Bibhas
Date : 7 May 2018
DOI : 10.1080/00220388.2018.1464142
Copyright Disclaimer : This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Development Studies on 7 May 2018, available online:
Uncontrolled Keywords : Company and trust run schools, Social objectives, Profit motive, Standardised test scores, Test scores relative to school expenditure per student, Private school premium, Rural-urban dichotomy, Instrumental variable, Lagged value added model, Nepal.
Depositing User : Users 8 not found.
Date Deposited : 20 Mar 2018 14:47
Last Modified : 07 Nov 2019 02:08

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