Survey of Parental Contributions in Basic Education

Publication | May 2015

This study was carried out to establish the education-related costs borne by parents of children in basic education. 

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Data gathered from the schools/madrasahs in the sample included information about their total budgets and total contributions received from parents during the 2010/2011 school year, as well as information about how these funds were used. The sample size of the survey included 4,032 parents from 336 schools/madrasahs in 14 districts/cities. 

This report has been prepared with grant support provided by AusAID and the EU through the Education Sector Analytical and Capacity Development Partnership (ACDP). 

About ACDP

The Government of Indonesia (represented by the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Ministry of National Development Planning/ BAPPENAS), the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), the European Union (EU) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have established ACDP as a facility to promote policy dialogue and institutional and organizational reform of the education sector to underpin policy implementation and help reduce disparities in provincial and district education performance.


  • Background and Context
  • Sampling
  • Main Findings of the Survey
  • Conclusions
  • Appendix

Additional Details

  • Education
  • Pre-primary and basic education
  • Indonesia

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