NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

School Governance, Teacher Incentives, and Pupil-Teacher Ratios: Experimental Evidence from Kenyan Primary Schools

Esther Duflo, Pascaline Dupas, Michael Kremer

NBER Working Paper No. 17939
Issued in March 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Josh Angrist, Paul Glewwe, Alaka Holla, Victor Lavy, Craig McIntosh, Naercio Menezes-Filho, Karthik Muralidharan, and seminar participants at the Harris School, Harvard, UC Santa Barbara, the World Bank, Dartmouth College, NEUDC, EGAP, and Itau International Seminar for helpful comments and discussions. We thank the Kenya Ministry of Education, International Child Support Africa, and Matthew Jukes for their collaboration. We thank Willa Friedman, Jessica Morgan, Nicolas Studer, Ian Tomb, Victor Pouliquen and Paul Wang for excellent research assistance. We are grateful to Grace Makana and her field team for collecting the data. We thank the World Bank and the Government of the Netherlands for the grant that made this study possible. The research protocol was approved by the following IRBs: MIT, Harvard, ICS and IPA Kenya. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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