This report from the Center for Universal Education at Brookings gives practitioners–including governments, donors, United Nations agencies, and civil-society organisations–a clear framework for assessing teacher salary systems in fragile and conflict-affected states. The framework has been developed by the authors based on general public financial management (PFM) principles, systems, and processes and some supporting literature on PFM. The thinking behind it is also supported by a rapid review of the limited literature on different components of teacher salary systems in developing countries. The report first provides a model for understanding the different parts of a teacher salary system and second identifies 17 of the major challenges to effective systems, as well as a number of possible solutions to each of the challenges.
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