This is the protocol for a systematic review which will review evidence of the impact in the medium-longer term of the abolition of school fees in low-income developing countries. It will assess the breadth and quality of the literature base and synthesize the available empirical evidence of the effect of eliminating primary and secondary public or private school fees (including tuition fees, fees for textbooks and other instructional materials, compulsory uniforms, Parent Teacher Association (PTA) dues, community contributions to district education boards, and other school-based activity fees - such as exam fees, etc) in lower income countries. The protocol provides background information and details of the methods to be used.
Morgan, C.; Petrosino, A.; Fronius, T. Protocol - What is the evidence of the impact in the medium-longer term of the abolition of school fees in low-income developing countries. Learning Innovations at WestEd, Woburn, MA,, USA (2010) 23 pp.