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Information and transparency: school report cards in sub-Saharan Africa

The use of 'school report cards', in which data on schools are shared with school actors, has been expanding in sub-Saharan Africa. However, data on, and evaluations of, their efficiency in improving transparency and accountability and tackling corruption have been limited. The present study examines 21 school report card initiatives undertaken in 13 countries of sub-Saharan Africa, analysing seven in depth through interviews with stakeholders. It highlights a variety of approaches, distinguishing initiatives aiming to improve management from those promoting dialogue between school and community. 


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