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Browse through our most recent updates in research, policy outreach, and training from our six regional offices.

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Zambia to scale Teaching at the Right Level program to 1,800 schools

Building on over a decade of rigorous research around the world and two years of iterative learning in Zambia, the Ministry of General Education will scale up a program called Catch Up to...

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Harvesting Rainfall: Experimental Evidence from Cistern Deployment in Northeast Brazil

Political clientelism is often deemed to undermine democratic accountability and representation. This study argues that economic vulnerability causes citizens to participate in clientelism.

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Exploring the promise of education technology

The rapid growth in use of edtech has outpaced rigorous research on its effectiveness. To help understand how different technologies affect student learning, a new review paper examines evidence...

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Improving Governance Through Biometric Authentication and Secure Payments in India

In India, a biometrically authenticated payment system reduced corruption and substantially improved the delivery of government social assistance programs despite partial implementation.

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Improving Targeting of a Conditional Cash Transfer Program in Indonesia

Governments frequently struggle to ensure that social programs reach the people they intend to support. Researchers conducted a randomized evaluation with the Indonesian government that compared self...