Quality education for all children? What works in education in developing countries

Key Information

Authors

Krishnaratne, Shari; White, Howard; Carpenter, Ella

Year published

2013

Study type

Working paper

Countries in analysis

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Bolivia, Plurinational State of
  • Brazil
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Georgia
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Turkey
  • Uganda

Subnational

The study is subnational.

Participants

  • Boys in school
  • Girls in school

Population description

Assessed the impact of an intervention that included primary or secondary school outcomes (corresponding to Kindergarten - 12th grade in the U.S. context or approximately age 5-18) relevant to the main research question. Were conducted in a country classified as low- and middle -income nation by the World Bank at the time the intervention being studied was implemented. Included data on participants from 1990 and beyond. (pg 55)

Age range

5 - 18

Analysis type

Meta-analysis / Systematic review

Intervention Description

Reducing costs: conditional cash transfers, vouchers, school fees Increasing preparedness: early childhood development, school feeding, health interventions Providing information Supply-side interventions: new school and infrastructure, materials, additional teaching resources, school-based management

Approaches and Outcomes

  • Conditional cash transfers (including non-cash goods) to individuals/households / Increased literacy
  • Conditional cash transfers (including non-cash goods) to individuals/households / Increased numeracy
  • Conditional cash transfers (including non-cash goods) to individuals/households / Increased progression to secondary school
  • Conditional cash transfers (including non-cash goods) to individuals/households / Increased school enrolment (general)
  • Conditional cash transfers (including non-cash goods) to individuals/households / Increased school enrolment (general)
  • Conditional cash transfers (including non-cash goods) to individuals/households / Reduced absenteeism
  • Construction/improvement of schools / Increased literacy
  • Construction/improvement of schools / Increased numeracy
  • Construction/improvement of schools / Increased progression to secondary school
  • Construction/improvement of schools / Increased school enrolment (general)
  • Construction/improvement of schools / Increased school enrolment (general)
  • Construction/improvement of schools / Reduced absenteeism
  • Developing/promoting new laws/policies / Increased school enrolment (general)
  • Developing/promoting new laws/policies / Increased school enrolment (general)
  • Increased availability of learning materials / Increased literacy
  • Increased availability of learning materials / Increased numeracy
  • Increased availability of learning materials / Increased progression to secondary school
  • Increased availability of learning materials / Increased school enrolment (general)
  • Increased availability of learning materials / Reduced absenteeism
  • Increased availability of learning materials / Reduced absenteeism
  • Informational interventions (e.g. returns to education) / Increased literacy
  • Informational interventions (e.g. returns to education) / Increased numeracy
  • Informational interventions (e.g. returns to education) / Reduced absenteeism
  • Scholarships/stipends for school fees / Increased numeracy
  • Scholarships/stipends for school fees / Increased school enrolment (general)
  • School feeding / Increased literacy
  • School feeding / Increased numeracy
  • School feeding / Increased progression to secondary school
  • School feeding / Increased school enrolment (general)
  • School feeding / Increased school enrolment (general)
  • School feeding / Reduced absenteeism
  • School management committees / Increased literacy
  • School management committees / Increased numeracy
  • School management committees / Increased progression to secondary school
  • School management committees / Increased school enrolment (general)
  • School management committees / Increased school enrolment (general)
  • School management committees / Reduced absenteeism
  • Social and emotional learning (SEL) skills building / Increased literacy
  • Social and emotional learning (SEL) skills building / Increased numeracy
  • Social and emotional learning (SEL) skills building / Increased school enrolment (general)
  • Teacher incentives / Increased test scores
  • Teaching materials (e.g. lesson plans, curricula) / Increased enrolment in primary school
  • Teaching materials (e.g. lesson plans, curricula) / Increased literacy
  • Teaching materials (e.g. lesson plans, curricula) / Increased numeracy
  • Teaching materials (e.g. lesson plans, curricula) / Increased school enrolment (general)
  • Teaching materials (e.g. lesson plans, curricula) / Reduced absenteeism
  • Vouchers/grants / Increased literacy
  • Vouchers/grants / Increased numeracy
  • Vouchers/grants / Increased school enrolment (general)