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Quality education for all children?

Governments and donors as part of their commitment to achieve Education for All by 2015 have pledged to get children into school, provide them with quality education and respond to their learning needs. But what is most effective in getting children into school, keeping them there and ensuring that they learn?

The brief, Quality education for all children? on a 3ie working paper by Krishnaratne, S., White, H. Carpenter, E. It distills policy relevant messages on the impact of education interventions that address both demand and supply side challenges.

Key messages

  • Development interventions are not only getting more children into school and keeping them are also helping children to learn more.
  • But some interventions work better than others and different interventions work for different outcomes
  • Conditional cash transfers increase school and attendance, but have no overall impact on children’s test scores.
  • School improve and progress in school, while merit-based scholarships increase learning.
  • Distributing teaching and learning aids in school has no impact on school attendance and language test scores of children. However, computer-based learning offered in addition to the regular school curriculum has positive impacts on mathematics test scores.
  • Doing a cost-benefit allow policymakers to compare more easily, and also make informed choices about which interventions to launch.

SR18 life-cycle WASH

Using a life-cycle approach to target WASH policies and programmes in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa

Systematic review Brief 3ie 2018
The brief summarises a systematic review on the effectiveness of two approaches to targeting populations in programmes and policies to reduce barriers to accessing WASH services and strategies during the MDGs.

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Creating active labour markets: how to improve employment outcomes for young women and men

Systematic review Brief 3ie 2017
This brief is based on a systematic review which examines the effects of active labour market programmes for youth, including training and skills development, entrepreneurship promotion, employment services and subsidised employment.

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Community-based health insurance: how to promote effective and equitable coverage?

Systematic review Brief 3ie 2017
The brief is based on a systematic review examining the demand and supply factors that affect uptake and renewal of community-based voluntary health insurance schemes in L&MICs.

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Access to health: How to reduce child and maternal mortality?

Systematic review Brief 3ie 2010
Systematic reviews show that access to community-based health services reduces neonatal mortality and still births, but t he effect on maternal mortality is harder to detect.

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Focus on Female Genital Mutilation

Systematic review Brief 3ie 2013
Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) has negative health consequences for women, ranging from pain, bleeding, and shock due to chronic infections. Around 140 million girls and women live with the risks caused by FGM/C, of which 92 million girls and women are in Africa.