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Experimental evidence on scaling up education reforms in KenyaBold, T., Kimenyi, M., Mwabu, G., … Sandefur, J. - 2018 - Journal of Public Economics, 168, 1–20
What constraints arise when translating successful NGO programs to improve public services in developing countries into government policy? We report on a randomized trial embedded within a nationwide reform of teacher hiring in Kenyan government primary schools. New teachers offered a fixed-term contract by an international NGO significantly raised student test scores, while teachers offered identical contracts by the Kenyan government produced zero impact. Observable differences in teacher...
What Do Teachers Know and Do? Does It Matter? Evidence from Primary Schools in Africa (Working Paper No. 7956; Policy Research Working Paper)Bold, T., Filmer, D., Martin, G., … Wane, W. - 2017 - World Bank
School enrollment has universally increased over the past 25 years in low-income countries. However, enrolling in school does not guarantee that children learn. A large share of children in low-income countries learn little, and they complete their primary education lacking even basic reading, writing, and arithmetic skills—the so-called "learning crisis." This paper uses data from nationally representative surveys from seven Sub-Saharan African countries, representing close to 40 percent of...