Governments and donors as part of their commitment to achieve Education for All by 2015 have pledged to get children into school, provide them with quality education and respond to their learning needs. But what is most effective in getting children into school, keeping them there and ensuring that they learn?
The brief, Quality education for all children? on a 3ie working paper by Krishnaratne, S., White, H. Carpenter, E. It distills policy relevant messages on the impact of education interventions that address both demand and supply side challenges.
Development interventions are not only getting more children into school and keeping them are also helping children to learn more.
But some interventions work better than others and different interventions work for different outcomes
Conditional cash transfers increase school and attendance, but have no overall impact on children’s test scores.
School improve and progress in school, while merit-based scholarships increase learning.
Distributing teaching and learning aids in school has no impact on school attendance and language test scores of children. However, computer-based learning offered in addition to the regular school curriculum has positive impacts on mathematics test scores.
Doing a cost-benefit allow policymakers to compare more easily, and also make informed choices about which interventions to launch.
Irregular migration harms many people worldwide, and millions of dollars are invested globally each year to address the root causes. The authors of this brief summarize the findings of a systematic review on the effects of classroom-based and on-the-job skills training interventions on migration-related outcomes.
While several countries have implemented tax and subsidy policies to support healthy diets, systematic evidence of their impacts is limited, especially in low-and middle-income countries. The authors of this brief summarize the findings of a systematic review on the effects of fiscal policies on diet quality and health.
This systematic review brief summarizes the findings of the synthesis of evidence on gender-specific or gender-transformative interventions in fragile and conflict-affected states. The finding are expected to inform policy and practice decisions within the field of transition aid, particularly, as it relates to gender focused programming.
This brief is based on a review that synthesizes evidence on the effectiveness of interventions supporting farming of aquatic organisms and aiming to improve productivity, income, nutrition and women's empowerment in low-and middle-income countries.
This brief presents the findings of a systematic review on the effectiveness of electricity interventions on socio-economic outcomes for households, firms and communities in low- and middle- income countries.