Publication
Title
Governance with empty pockets : the education sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Author
Abstract
The education sector has virtually disappeared from the Congolese state budget since the mid-1980s. Yet schools have both managed to survive on school fees and to reproduce the public education sector, even though complete privatization would have been a realistic option. In this article, the authors understand this engagement with the state whilst simultaneously bending its rules as a negotiation strategy for better terms of inclusion in the state system. Different state actors cultivate their own practical versions of official rules. In this way, they create space to respond to parents demand for education, to increase the number of teachers and their salaries far beyond what would otherwise have been possible, and to reproduce the system over time. One may wonder, however, whether the resilience of the sector in the face of the implosion of the state budget does not come at the price of building a more inclusive and higher quality education system.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Development and change. - Beverly Hills, Calif.
Publication
Beverly Hills, Calif. : 2016
ISSN
0012-155X
1467-7660 [online]
Volume/pages
47:3(2016), p. 472-494
ISI
000376069300003
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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Research group
Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 17.05.2016
Last edited 13.08.2017
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