J-PAL’s Education sector seeks to improve access to and delivery of high-quality schooling at the primary and post-primary levels through research on issues like pedagogy, teacher training, incentives (for children, for teachers, for families), school governance, early childhood development, and information and communications technology.
The Post-Primary Education (PPE) Initiative aims to generate rigorous evidence on policies to increase access to, and improve the quality and relevance of, secondary, tertiary, and vocational education in developing countries. The PPE Initiative 8th Round Request for Proposals (RFP) closed on May 7, 2017. The 9th Round Request for Proposals will be released in September and close in mid-October, with decisions to be announced in late November.
Expanding Access and Increasing Student Learning in Post-Primary Education in Developing Countries: A Review of the Evidence
In this review, J-PAL affiliates Abhijit Banerjee and Paul Glewwe along with Shawn Powers and Melanie Wasserman synthesize the evidence to date on post-primary education and identify policies that...
The results of randomized evaluations reveal the most cost-effective approaches to improving student attendance.
Claudia is Assistant Professor of the Institute of Economics at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Her research focuses on distribution of power inside households, migration, education and...
Programs that reorient classroom instruction to focus on the learning level of the child are reaching over 47 million children in India.
School-based deworming programs scaled up by Evidence Action, local implementing partners, and other related organizations reached over 190 million children in the 2015-16 school year in India, Kenya...
This study examined whether the combination of five charter school best practices could improve student achievement within traditional public schools in Texas. Results suggest that implementing...
In Chile, showing eighth grade students a video about financial aid for higher education resulted in increased school attendance and increased enrollment in college-preparatory schools, but not in...
The impacts of numerous strategies to improve student learning vary considerably. They also incur drastically different costs, and some programs therefore achieve learning gains with much greater...