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The results of randomized evaluations reveal the most cost-effective approaches to improving student attendance.
The impacts of numerous strategies to improve student learning vary considerably. They also incur drastically different costs, and some programs therefore achieve learning gains with much greater cost-effectiveness than others.
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...
Charging even very small user fees sharply limits access to preventive health care. Though charging small fees is promoted for many reasons, several experiments in different countries found very little support for these views.
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.
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Organization: Government of Kenya Ministry of Education, Science and Technology