3ie Impact Evaluation Report 42

Estimating the impact and cost-effectiveness of expanding secondary education in Ghana

3ie Impact Evaluation Report 42

This report is based on a study by Dupas, Duflo and Kremer which was conducted in collaboration with the government of Ghana. The study examined the medium-term impacts of providing four-year scholarships to students who could not enrol in senior secondary schools (SHS) due to financial constraints. Researchers found that the scholarship programme had significant impacts on educational attainment and cognitive skills, particularly among girls. The programme also had a larger impact on girls' SHS completion rates in percentage terms.

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