Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-111).
Introduction -- Trends in financial resource allocation in the reform -- Evaluation of the reform's school finance system -- Tool to forecast spending on the reform -- Conclusions and recommendations -- Appendix A: Description of data sources -- Appendix B: Description of forecasting tool baseline assumptions.
Reform-minded leaders of Qatar, who have embarked on a sweeping reform of their nation's education system, asked RAND to evaluate their education finance system and offer suggestions for improvements. The authors analyze the system's evolution and resource allocation patterns between 2004 and 2006 and develop analytic tools for performing the evaluation, including a framework that allows assessment of the system in light of six main objectives.
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