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Education, Political Economy & Governance

The effects of performance pay among private school teachers in Pakistan

Christina Brown, Tahir Andrabi

Researchers are working with a large private school network in Pakistan to evaluate the effects of performance raises based on observed performance versus those based on student performance on teacher behavior and student learning.


Diffusing New Seeds through Social Networks in Indian Village Economies

Kyle Emerick

Can social diffusion of information in agriculture effectively spread agricultural technologies?  The researcher conducted a randomization in rural Odisha in India, by comparing adoption of a new seed variety through farmer-to-farmer networks in one half as benchmarked by door-to-door sales of the same seed. Trading between farmers leads to substantial under-adoption of agricultural...

Education, Gender

Evaluation of Female Supervisor Effectiveness in the Bangladesh Garments Sector

Christopher Woodruff , Rocco Macchiavello

Researchers are exploring whether a vocational training program can successfully improve productivity and help women advance into management.


The Impact of Education Technology and Teacher Training on Student Learning in India

Andreas de Barros

In partnership with Avanti Fellows, this study evaluates the impact of the Sankalp program, which provides teachers with resources and training to blend their instruction with video-based learning materials, on student’s math and science test scores.


The Impact of Targeted Information on the Adoption of Flood Tolerant Rice in India

Elisabeth Sadoulet , Kyle Emerick, Manzoor Dar

Researchers are conducting an evaluation to test the effect of providing information and experimental kits of seeds to agro-dealers on the adoption of the improved seed variety by their customers.

A child learning at a chart on the wall in a classroom.


Sequencing Two Early Childhood Interventions Back-to-back in India

Orazio Attanasio, Costas Meghir , Britta Augsburg, Jere Behrman, Sally Grantham-McGregor, Pamela Jervis, Angus Phimister, Marta Rubio-Codina

Researchers are evaluating the impact of immediately following up an early childhood development intervention for one-to-three-year-old children with a second intervention for three-to-six-year-olds focusing on school readiness and cognition.