Efficiency of public expenditure in education in Colombia

How could the use of the available resources be optimized?

Project details


Project summary

In this project we analysed the financing of public eduaction in Colombia through the National Government Transfers System (SGP), in order to propose adjustments to improve efficiency in the use of these resources.

We used data to understand the weaknesses and strengths of the education financing system. As a conclusion we produced a road map that includes specific proposals of short, medium and log-run reforms to ensure that the available resources are used in the most efficient way.


  • The project included an estimation of efficiency frontiers that allows to identify concrete adjustment directions at the school level to optimize the use of resources.