School Grants and School Policy (News and Research 66)

Introducing a Performance-Based School Grant in Jakarta  What Do We Know about Its Impact after Two Years?  Samer Al-Samarrai, Unika Shrestha, Amer Hasan, Nozomi Nakajima, Santoso Santoso, Wisnu Harto Adi Wijoy  This paper evaluates the early impact of introducing a performance component into Jakarta’s school grant program on learning outcomes. Using administrative data, it applies difference-in-differences and … Continue reading School Grants and School Policy (News and Research 66)

Investing in Education (News and Research 63)

Investing in Early Childhood Education for Cambodia's Future Success While the net enrollment rate in primary education increased to about 98% in 2015, nationwide enrollment rate for children 3-5 years old was just 41% in 2016. Through the Early Child Education (ECE) project, 100 formal schools and community-based preschools have opened to benefit more than … Continue reading Investing in Education (News and Research 63)

Indigenous Peoples, Poverty and the Search for Solutions

From HuffPost Recently, Canadian Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau ‏used his United Nations General Assembly speech to highlight the socioeconomic challenges faced by Indigenous Peoples in his country. He drew attention to inequalities in education, unemployment and the higher levels of poverty of indigenous peoples compared to the non-indigenous population.   Indigenous children in Canada are more than twice as likely … Continue reading Indigenous Peoples, Poverty and the Search for Solutions