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.
In addition to supporting policymakers in applying evidence from randomized evaluations to their work, sector chairs and staff write policy insights that synthesize general lessons emerging from the research, condense results from evaluations in policy publications and evaluation summaries, and fund new research through the Post-Primary Education Initiative. See all evaluations in the Education sector.
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...
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...
Reorienting classroom instruction has improved learning opportunities for 47.7 million students in India.
Over 190 million children received deworming treatment in the 2015-16 school year.
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...