Studies

Sarah Baird, Craig McIntosh, and Berk Ozler / Malawi / 2009

A randomized evaluation of conditional cash transfers targeted to improving educational outcomes.

UNESCO / Global / 2009

From the website: "Despite much progress since 2000, millions of children, youth and adults still lack access to good quality education and the benefits it brings. This inequality of opportunity is undermining progress towards achieving Education for All by 2015."

World Bank / Global / 2009

An overview of the development challenges in education; governance, higher education, science and technology, general education.

Rema Hanna, Leigh Linden / India / 2009

A study of discrimination in grading school exams - low-performing, low-caste and high-performing female students are the most disadvantaged by discrimination.

Tahir Andrabi, Jishnu Das, Asim Khwaja, Tara Vishwanath, and Tristan Zajonc / Pakistan / 2009

An overview of Pakistan's government and private educational systems. Private schools are found to outperform government schools.

UNICEF / Global / 2009

From the website: "The State of the World's Children 2009 examines critical issues in maternal and newborn health, underscoring the need to establish a comprehensive continuum of care for mothers, newborns and children. "

Felipe Barrera-Osorio, Marianne Bertrand, Leigh Linden, Francisco Perez Calle / Colombia / 2008

Randomizing over a number of interventions (CCTs, postponed CCTs, and graduation-conditional transfers), the authors find that transfers impacted educational outcomes. They also noted that siblings of treated students sometimes exhibited decreased schooling.

Trang Nguyen / Madagascar / 2008

Using a field experiment which randomizes the intervention of increased information for schooling, the author finds that providing statistical information on returns to education impacts actual education choices by parents.

Esther Duflo, Pascaline Dupas, Michael Kremer / Kenya / 2008

Using a randomized field experiment, the authors find that tracking, or working with high-achieving peers, has positive effects on educational outcomes. The authors also found that being assigned to a low-achievement tracking group had negative effects on teacher effort.

Abhijit Banerjee, Rukmini Banerji, Esther Duflo, Rachel Glennerster, Daniel Kenniston, Stuti Khemani, Marc Shotland / India / 2007

A baseline study of information awareness, and the need for it, in rural Uttar Pradesh.