Assessing cost-effectiveness with equity of a programme targeting marginalised girls in secondary schools in Tanzania

Sabates, Ricardo, Rose, Pauline, Alcott, Benjamin and Delprato, Marcos (2020) Assessing cost-effectiveness with equity of a programme targeting marginalised girls in secondary schools in Tanzania. Journal of Development Effectiveness. pp. 1-19. ISSN 1943-9342

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Abstract

Cost-effectiveness studies rarely pay explicit attention to whether resources are used effectively to benefit the most marginalised. By linking a quasi-experimental design with detailed financial information, we analyse the cost-effectiveness of the Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED)’s programme in Tanzania. The programme provides targeted, multi-dimensional support to marginalised girls in government secondary schools in deprived rural areas. We find the cost-effectiveness of CAMFED’s programme to be similar to interventions designed for more advantaged populations who are easier (and less costly) to reach. There is further evidence of positive spill-over effects to boys in the schools supported by CAMFED.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
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Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2020 07:56
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2020 12:15
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/94753

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