Violence in and around schools is a serious problem. Sexual violence, physical violence, and emotional violence—from school staff as well as from fellow students—are all damaging to children and youth. As secondary education expands around the globe, violence against adolescent girls in school merits special attention. But growing attention to school-based violence doesn’t mean that girls are safe outside of school. In fact, the relationship between violence and education is complicated.
CGD Policy Blogs
Tech Plus Teachers: One-on-one Phone Tutorials Didn’t Help Kids Learn During School Closures in Sierra Leone
When schools in Sierra Leone closed last March, the government was more ready than many to respond. We designed a randomised control trial which assigned 4,399 students from 25 government primary schools to receive—in addition to the standard access to the government’s broadcast that all students received—either reminders to tune in or reminders and weekly phone tutorials with teachers.
What’s the Latest Economic Research on Africa? A Round-up of Nearly One Hundred Studies from CSAE 2021
Each year around this time, the Centre for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University hosts its annual conference. In this post, we provide a bite-sized summary of every conference paper that we could find.
With increased focus on the shortfall inlearning outcomes around the world (the “learning crisis”!), one might assume that just about every child is in school, or at least that every young child is in primary school. But sadly, that’s not the case: in low-income countries, just two-thirds of children complete their primary education!
What Health Workers in Africa Know, What They Have to Work With, and How To Translate That into Quality of Care
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, the quality of health services across many African countries was too low. In an article that is now forthcoming at BMJ Global Health, we draw on data for more than 20,000 health providers and 8,000 facilities to construct an aggregate measure of heath care readiness. What do we find?
With a constant stream of new studies emerging on how to expand access or improve learning in education, it can be hard to keep track and make sense of it all. In our new paper we curate more than 140 evaluations of education interventions, from national policies to small pilots, in African countries that came out since 2014.
In our new study–“Are Teachers in Africa Poorly Paid? Evidence from 15 Countries”–we pulled together representative household data from 15 African nations in the last 10 years and examined how well teachers are paid relative to other workers with similar skill and experience.
With the continuing spread in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, countries scramble to contain the fallout and ease the burden. Here’s a selection of recent coverage on the observed and expected economic impacts across the three continents.
The coronavirus pandemic continues to take its toll on the African continent. Here’s a selection of this week’s coverage on the observed and expected economic impacts across the continent.
Two weeks ago, Esther Duflo won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences<, together with Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer, “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.” In the blog post below, you’ll find a quick introduction to more than a hundred of her research publications, including research articles, policy articles summarizing research, book chapters, book reviews, comments on others’ research, and books.