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Improving Education Outcomes in South Asia : Findings from a Decade of Impact Evaluations

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Asim, Salman
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Chase, Robert S.
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Dar, Amit
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Schmillen, Achim
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2015-08-17T18:53:24Z
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2015-08-17T18:53:24Z
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2015-07
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2021-04-23T14:04:08Z
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There have been many initiatives to improve education outcomes in South Asia. Still, outcomes remain stubbornly resistant to improvements, at least when considered across the region. To collect and synthesize the insights about what actually works to improve learning and other education outcomes, this paper conducts a systematic review and meta-analysis of 29 education-focused impact evaluations from South Asia, establishing a standard that includes randomized control trials and quasi-experimental designs. It finds that while there are impacts from interventions that seek to increase the demand for education in households and communities, those targeting teachers or schools and thus the supply-side of the education sector are generally much more adept at improving learning outcomes. In addition, interventions that provide different actors with resources and those that incentivize behavioral changes show moderate but statistically significant impacts on student learning. A mix of input- and incentive-oriented interventions tailored to the specific conditions on the ground appears most promising for fostering education outcomes in South Asia.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2015/07/24775837/improving-education-outcomes-south-asia-findings-decade-impact-evaluations
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/22447
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper;No. 7362
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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SKILLS
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SCHOOL SYSTEM
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PRIMARY SCHOOL ENROLMENT
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EFFECTIVE EDUCATION
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BASIC EDUCATION
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FORMAL EDUCATION
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SCHOOL TEACHERS
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BLACKBOARDS
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PRIMARY NET ENROLLMENT RATE
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TEACHERS
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ARITHMETIC
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SCHOOLING
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INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS
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TUITION
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EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
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NUMERACY
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ENROLLMENT
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GROUPS
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PRIVATE SCHOOLING
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PRIMARY ENROLLMENT RATE
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GENDER PARITY
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INSTRUCTIONAL TIME
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LEARNING ACHIEVEMENTS
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LEARNING MATERIALS
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PRESCHOOL CHILDREN
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EXAMS
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EXAM
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ENROLLMENT OF GIRLS
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ACCESS TO EDUCATION
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LITERACY
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TEXTBOOKS
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EDUCATION SECTOR
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KNOWLEDGE
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ENROLMENTS
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EDUCATION DECISIONS
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LITERACY CLASSES
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UNIVERSAL PRIMARY EDUCATION
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GENDER GAP
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QUALITY OF EDUCATION
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TRAINING
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TEACHER TRAINING
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PARTNERSHIPS
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DEMAND FOR EDUCATION
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EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
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PRIMARY ENROLLMENT
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PRIVATE SCHOOLS
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SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION
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EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
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CHILD DEVELOPMENT
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CLASSES
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PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
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SCHOOL UNIFORMS
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STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
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LEARNING
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PRIMARY SCHOOL
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TEACHING
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STUDENT-TEACHER RATIOS
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CLASSROOM CONSTRUCTION
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LIBRARIES
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PRIMARY SCHOOLS
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PRIVATE PRIMARY SCHOOLS
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READING
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EDUCATION SYSTEMS
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INFORMED DECISION MAKING
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DROPOUT RATES
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ENROLLMENT RATES
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LEARNING COMPETENCIES
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TEACHER CERTIFICATION
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SCIENCE
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AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
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PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS
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SCHOOLS
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SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
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PARTICIPATION
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CURRICULA
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EDUCATION SERVICES
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LEARNING OUTCOMES
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STUDENT PERFORMANCE
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ENROLLMENT RATE
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SCHOOL SUPPLIES
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CAMPAIGNS
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YOUTH
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DECISION MAKING
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DISADVANTAGED GROUPS
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CLASS SIZE
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EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
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CIVIL SERVICE TEACHERS
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NUTRITION
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FEMALE ENROLLMENT
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PRIMARY EDUCATION ENROLLMENT
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SCHOOL LIBRARIES
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CURRICULUM
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EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES
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PRIMARY EDUCATION ENROLLMENTS
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PARITY
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FEMALE STUDENTS
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BASIC LITERACY
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EDUCATION PROGRAMS
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COGNITIVE SKILLS
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WRITING
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CHILDREN
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QUALITY EDUCATION
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EDUCATION
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COST PER STUDENT
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INVESTMENT
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PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
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ENROLLMENT OF CHILDREN
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TRAINING OF TEACHERS
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INSTRUCTION
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CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
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YOUNG PEOPLE
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TEACHING METHODS
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PUBLIC SCHOOLS
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GIRLS
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STUDENTS
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PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
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INTERVENTIONS
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NET ENROLLMENT
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STUDENT SUBSIDIES
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FEES
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PRIMARY EDUCATION
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WOMEN
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TEACHER ABSENTEEISM
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CLASSROOM
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CLASSROOMS
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PRIMARY SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
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ADULT LITERACY
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REGULAR TEACHERS
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STUDENT LEARNING
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EDUCATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS
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PARTICIPATION RATES
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HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
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PRIVATE SCHOOL
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OUT-OF-SCHOOL CHILDREN
dc.title
Improving Education Outcomes in South Asia
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dc.title.subtitle
Findings from a Decade of Impact Evaluations
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dc.type
Working Paper
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okr.date.disclosure
2015-07-13
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2015/07/24775837/improving-education-outcomes-south-asia-findings-decade-impact-evaluations
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Education
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-7362
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090224b082ff015f_1_0
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24775837
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WPS7362
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2015/07/13/090224b082ff015f/1_0/Rendered/PDF/Improving0educ0f0impact0evaluations.pdf
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South Asia
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South Asia
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Education :: Education For All
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Tertiary Education
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Education :: Primary Education
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Education :: Effective Schools and Teachers
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Access Equity in Basic Education
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Social Protection and Labor Global Practice Group

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