Evaluations

Search our database of 810 randomized evaluations conducted by our affiliates in 73 countries. To browse summaries of key policy recommendations from a subset of these evaluations, visit the Policy Publications tab.

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A nurse explains sanitary products to girls and mothers in Chitwan, Nepal.

Education

Menstruation and Education in Nepal

Rebecca Thornton , Emily Oster

In Chitwan, Nepal, researchers offered adolescent girls sanitary products to evaluate their effect on school attendance, attainment, self-esteem and health. While product uptake was high, researchers found no evidence that this menstruation technology affected school attendance or test scores. This suggests that merely providing modern sanitary products to girls may not be the solution to...

Children sit on floor doing work while women in sari watch

Education

Balsakhi Remedial Tutoring in Vadodara and Mumbai, India

Researchers evaluated the impact of the Balsakhi Program, a remedial tutoring education intervention implemented in schools in Vadodara and Mumbai, India, on student learning. The program significantly improved student test scores in both locations.

Students play educational computer game in Vadodara, India

Education

Computer-Assisted Learning Project with Pratham in India

In Vadodora, India, researchers studied the impact of supplementing classroom instruction with computer-assisted learning (CAL) in primary schools. CAL significantly improved student’s math scores, but was less cost-effective than the remedial tutor-based program, Balsakhi.

Education

Encouraging Teacher Attendance through Monitoring with Cameras in Rural Udaipur, India

Esther Duflo, Rema Hanna , Stephen Ryan

This study estimated the effect of financial incentives on teacher attendance on students' attendance and math and language levels. The incentives increased teacher attendance and teaching time, and student test scores rose as a result.

Education, Health

Balwadi Deworming in India

Edward Miguel , Gustavo Bobonis, Charu Puri Sharma

This study evaluated the impact of a preschool nutrition and health project that targeted anemia in the slums of Delhi, India on child health and school attendance. Results showed the program positively impacted weight-gain and school attendance, particularly for groups with high base-line rates of anemia.

Child sits and reads while woman looks on

Education, Political Economy & Governance

Can Informational Campaigns Raise Awareness and Local Participation in Primary Education in India?

Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, Rachel Glennerster , Rukmini Banerji, Stuti Khemani

Researchers examined whether increasing community oversight and participation could improve education outcomes in Uttar Pradesh, India. Mobilizing community members to monitor local schools through Village Education Committees did not increase participation in school governance or improve education outcomes, but training local volunteers to teach basic reading outside school had a positive impact...

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