Evidence-Based Programming in Early Grade Reading 

26 July 2012
New Delhi, India
Event Type: 
Workshop or Training

J-PAL's South Asia regional office, in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) India Mission Office, organized a one-day workshop to explore how evidence on what works can be incorporated to design more effective programs to improve early grade reading outcomes in India. 

Based on the evidence presented, J-PAL laid out a set of recommendations to be incorporated into future programs in early grade reading, and defined specific areas where there is still a need for further innovation and experimentation. 

USAID India will launch an initiative in Fall 2012 to fund early grade reading programs designed around J-PAL affiliates' research presented at the workshop.


Opening Remarks
Arvind Pande, J-PAL South Asia
William Hammink, US Embassy, New Delhi
Keynote Address: The Importance of Evidence-Based Policymaking
Abhijit Banerjee, J-PAL Global, MIT
Session 1: Teaching to the Right Level
Abhijit Banerjee, J-PAL Global, MIT
Stephen Adu, Ghana Education Service
Maame Nketsiah, Teacher Community Assistant Initiative (TCAI)
Mitch Kirby, Asia and Middle East Bureau, USAID Washington
Session 2: The Use of Technology in Education
Aprajit Mahajan, Stanford University
Sriram Raghavan, InKlude Labs
Session 3: Teacher Performance Measurement and Management
Karthik Muralidharan, University of California San Diego (UCSD)
Gulzar Natarajan, Government of Hyderabad
Closing Remarks
Abhijit Banerjee, J-PAL Global
Madhumita Gupta, USAID India