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Connecting voucher financing to EMIS

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The previous presentations explored some of the complexities in managing and overseeing the student voucher funding system. In order to practice autonomy and be held accountable in the context of Georgia’s decentralized education system, schools need to be able to make decisions about resource allocations – whether to spend money on new books or a new heating system, for example. And the central ministry needs accurate data to ensure the funding formula is administered in a way that reduces inequity and improves efficiency.

Dr. Camp will share lessons learned and evaluate the efforts of EMP to support the Ministry of Education in building a functional education management information system (EMIS). She will make connections between the data requirements at various levels in the education system and the information systems needed to support them. She will address issues of demand for data, and hence an EMIS, that policies created. She will share some unintended incentives that came about as a result of the voucher funding system for gaming the system and show how accurate financial data was able to inform new guidelines to reduce mistakes and, in some cases, fraud.

Rather than creating a comprehensive EMIS, the project helped devise systems that related to those areas where demand for data-based decision-making was greatest as a result of specific policy changes related to the funding system. These targeted, high priority information systems included a budget database and financial reporting system as well as a student information system.
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Camp, Kathryn. "Connecting voucher financing to EMIS" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p493650_index.html>

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Camp, K. "Connecting voucher financing to EMIS" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p493650_index.html

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Abstract: The previous presentations explored some of the complexities in managing and overseeing the student voucher funding system. In order to practice autonomy and be held accountable in the context of Georgia’s decentralized education system, schools need to be able to make decisions about resource allocations – whether to spend money on new books or a new heating system, for example. And the central ministry needs accurate data to ensure the funding formula is administered in a way that reduces inequity and improves efficiency.

Dr. Camp will share lessons learned and evaluate the efforts of EMP to support the Ministry of Education in building a functional education management information system (EMIS). She will make connections between the data requirements at various levels in the education system and the information systems needed to support them. She will address issues of demand for data, and hence an EMIS, that policies created. She will share some unintended incentives that came about as a result of the voucher funding system for gaming the system and show how accurate financial data was able to inform new guidelines to reduce mistakes and, in some cases, fraud.

Rather than creating a comprehensive EMIS, the project helped devise systems that related to those areas where demand for data-based decision-making was greatest as a result of specific policy changes related to the funding system. These targeted, high priority information systems included a budget database and financial reporting system as well as a student information system.


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