Approaches to Results-Based Funding in Tertiary Education: Identifying Finance Reform Options for Chile

27 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2016

Date Written: October 19, 2004

Abstract

Unrealized potential exists for increasing accountability and transparency in Chilean tertiary education by allocating resources based on achieved results rather than historical precedence and political negotiation. Against this background, Thorn, Holm-Nielsen, and Jeppesen profile approaches to results-based funding of tertiary education to identify efficacious finance reform options for Chile. International experience shows that financing by results is not a ready-made concept, but a broad label that offers a menu of design options. To decipher results-based funding, the authors cover all phases in designing and implementing a results-based funding system and highlight strengths and weaknesses of concepts, such as taximeter funding, performance contracts, and formula-based allocations.

This paper - a product of the Human Development Department, Latin America and the Caribbean Region - is part of a larger effort in the region to increase accountability for results.

Suggested Citation

Thorn, Kristian and Holm-Nielsen, Lauritz and Jeppesen, Jette Samuel, Approaches to Results-Based Funding in Tertiary Education: Identifying Finance Reform Options for Chile (October 19, 2004). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=625314

Kristian Thorn (Contact Author)

World Bank ( email )

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Lauritz Holm-Nielsen

World Bank

1818 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20433
United States

Jette Samuel Jeppesen

World Bank

1818 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20433
United States

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