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Date: 16 November 2009
You can build schools and clinics and stock them with books, drugs, and equipment, but if the teachers, nurses, and other providers are chronically absent, these investments will be wasted.
Date: 1 January 2013
Demand for rainfall insurance is very price sensitive in India, but widespread take-up would not be achieved even if the product offered a payout ratio comparable to US insurance contracts. Lack of trust, liquidity constraints, and limited salience are significant nonprice frictions that...
While increased community participation has been advocated as a way to improve the quality of public projects and services, evidence from randomized evaluations provides very mixed results about its effectiveness.
Individual Scale Up
Organization: Government of Kenya Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
Reorienting classroom instruction has improved learning opportunities for 47.7 million students in India.
Teaching at the right level (TaRL) is a pedagogical approach that involves evaluating children using a simple assessment tool and then grouping them according to learning level rather than age or grade. Each group is taught starting from its current competency level, and level-appropriate learning...
Programs that reorient classroom instruction to focus on the learning level of the child are reaching over 47 million children in India.
Abt Associates applies research and consulting techniques to a wide range of issues in social, economic, and health policy, international development, business research, and clinical trials and registries. They have partnered with J-PAL to extend health insurance in Nicaragua.
ADIE is an association that helps people excluded from the labor market and the traditional banking system to grow their business through microcredit.