Revista de Administração Pública
versión impresa ISSN 0034-7612
SOBREIRA, Rogério y CAMPOS, Bruno Cesar. Public funding for basic education and the quality of learning: a regional assessment of the results from Fundef. Rev. Adm. Pública [online]. 2008, vol.42, n.2, pp.327-346. ISSN 0034-7612. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-76122008000200006.
Since 1998, public funding for basic education in Brazil has been organized by the Fund for Maintenance and Development of Basic Education and Teaching Valorization (Fundef). One of the goals of this fund is to assure resources for basic education public funding, guaranteeing its quality and thus the improvement of student proficiency. This article analyzes the effects of Fundef in student performance utilizing public data from the fund and from Saeb (basic education statistics synopsis). The results suggest that financial support and teacher qualification are important for the improvement of public education.
Palabras clave : Fundef; education funding; basic education.