Improving school financing: the use and usefulness of school grants: lessons from Mongolia

English, French
United Nations Children's Fund
IIEP research brief
4 p.

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About the publication

IIEP conducted research in Mongolia in 2013 on the use and usefulness of the country's school grants policy. 'School grants' are grants transferred from the central government to schools as part of a system-wide approach. Grant funds must arrive at the school level as financial, rather than material, resources, and schools must have some autonomy to make spending decisions. Through a series of interviews with personnel (including education authorities, head teachers, teachers, parents, and pupils) and visits to a dozen schools – covering two districts in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar, and one province with five districts – the research analysed the design and implementation of Mongolia's school grants policy. This research was implemented by the Mongolian Institute of Educational Research, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science (MECS) and UNICEF Mongolia, under the overall coordination of IIEP-UNESCO and UNICEF's East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO).