Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161054
Authors: 
Lavado, Pablo
Cueto, Santiago
Yamada, Gustavo
Wensjoe, Micaela
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10431
Abstract: 
Fe y Alegria is an organization working in many developing countries as a public-private partnership. This study estimates the effect of one Fe y Alegria school in Peru on mathematics and reading comprehension among second grade primary pupils, between 2007 and 2012. The identification strategy is based on the fact that for this school Fe y Alegría conducted a lottery to determine which students would be accepted onto first grade. We could prepare our estimates only for one school where records for several years were available. The results show that this Fe y Alegria school generated substantial score gains for lottery winners, equivalent to 0.4 standard deviations. We also found that this effect has been increasing over time. In reading comprehension the effect was 0.17 s.d. in 2007 and 1.02 s.d. in 2012. In math, the effect was 0.29 s.d. in 2007 and 1.2 in 2012. These are promising results in a country where overall student achievement in standardized tests has been low, and where discussions on under what conditions may public partnerships result in better educational outcomes.
Subjects: 
education
public-private partnerships
quality education
Fe y Alegría
math performance
private school
reading comprehension performance
JEL: 
C13
C33
C93
I21
I22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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