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Primary teachers earn over 200 million shillings in performance-based bonuses

In April 2017 something unique happened in Tanzania’s education sector. Early grade primary school teachers taking part in a Twaweza program called KiuFunza received a bonus depending on how well their students performed on Kiswahili reading and math tests at the end of 2016.

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Twaweza experiments with direct Capitation Grants and teacher Cash on Delivery

The aim is to examine the effectiveness of (1) teacher “Cash on Delivery”, a teacher bonus that depends on the skills that students in their class master; and (2) sending Capitation Grants in full directly to the school bank accounts; relative to “business as usual”, represented by a control group.

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