The Funding of School Education
Connecting Resources and Learning
This report on the funding of school education constitutes the first in a series of
thematic comparative reports bringing together findings from the OECD School Resources
Review. School systems have limited financial resources with which to pursue their
objectives and the design of school funding policies plays a key role in ensuring
that resources are directed to where they can make the most difference. As OECD school
systems have become more complex and characterised by multi-level governance, a growing
set of actors are increasingly involved in financial decision-making. This requires
designing funding allocation models that are aligned to a school system’s governance
structures, linking budget planning procedures at different levels to shared educational
goals and evaluating the use of school funding to hold decision makers accountable
and ensure that resources are used effectively and equitably.
This report was co-funded by the European Commission.
Published on June 26, 2017
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