If financing of some aspects of the educational system depends on revenues collected by local authorities, is there an effective system to ensure that local authorities that cannot afford it are able to provide basic education services?

If the educational system is decentralised, is the distribution of funds for education from national to local level commensurate with the responsibilities devolved to the local level?

For instance, if the national government devolves the responsibility for hiring and paying teachers to the local level but does not provide to the local level the funds that until then were allocated for that purpose, the poorer local jurisdictions may not be able to hire all the necessary teachers

Does the State have effective administrative complaint mechanism(s) to file complaints on violations of the right to education?

Complaint mechanisms may be set up within the Education Ministry and / or within non-judicial oversight institutions such as a human rights commission, the supreme audit institution, or an anti-corruption agency

Are the criteria used to select the schools or children that benefit from targeted programmes publicly available?

Targeted programmes in the education sector are those that are not universal (ie that the beneficiaries are only a segment of the population) either because by its very nature a programme is meant to help a specific group (eg cash transfers to poor families to help them meet the various types of costs associated with education) or because the State does not have enough resources to provide at this stage to everybody in the education system

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