Efficiency of Public Education in a Multiproduct Context: The Case of Colombian Municipalities


  • Borradores de economía


  • This paper estimates the local efficiency of the public provision of education in Colombia between 2007 and 2014. The empirical analysis relies on a multiproduct function that assesses public performance considering two types of education products: quality and enrolment. Results for Colombian municipalities show efficiencies that vary between 10% and 90%, suggesting that better results in quality and enrolment in public education could be accomplished using the same resources. Sources of inefficiency are explored, such as institutional environment and fiscal autonomy. Differing regional patterns are observed for the cases of education quality and enrolment.

fecha de publicación

  • 2016-12

Líneas de investigación

  • Colombia
  • Education
  • Multiproduct Function
  • Technical Efficiency


  • 979