With over 700 million illiterate adults worldwide, governments in many developing countries have implemented adult literacy programs. Typically these programs have low rates of success partly because the quality of teaching is heterogeneous.
The Impact of a Computer-Based Adult Literacy Program on Literacy and Numeracy: Evidence from India
Using National Statistics to Increase Transparency of Large Land Acquisition: Evidence from Ethiopia
Almost a decade after the rise in land demand triggered by the 2007/08 commodity price boom, most potential target countries still lack access to relevant information on a routine basis.
The Kigoma Solar Activity in Tanzania: Evaluation Findings (Issue Brief)
The Kigoma solar activity, funded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation, was designed to promote solar power systems in the Kigoma region of western Tanzania. This brief covers results from a recently completed performance evaluation of the Kigoma solar activity.
Grid Electricity Expansion in Tanzania by MCC: Findings from a Rigorous Impact Evaluation, Final Report
The Millennium Challenge Corporation’s energy-sector project was designed to promote economic growth and curb poverty in Tanzania. Mathematica conducted an evaluation of two project components: impacts of building new lines to the electricity grid and outcomes from offering low-cost-connections to households...
Grid Electricity Expansion in Tanzania: Findings from a Rigorous Impact Evaluation (Issue Brief)
This issue brief summarizes findings from the final evaluation report of a large energy-sector project in Tanzania.
Impacts of New Electric Line Extensions in Tanzania (In Focus Brief)
This brief summarizes the impacts of new electric line extensions in Tanzania.
Impacts of Low-Cost-Connection Offers in Tanzania: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial (In Focus Brief)
This brief summarizes the impacts of low-cost-connection offers in Tanzania.
Impacts of Actually Connecting to the Electric Grid in Tanzania (In Focus Brief)
This brief summarizes the impacts of actually connecting to the electric grid in Tanzania.
Great Expectations: A Framework for Assessing and Understanding Key Factors Affecting Student Learning of Foundational Reading Skills
This article addresses the evolution of the underlying theories of change in global education reform efforts between 1990 and 2015, informed by the shift in focus from access to quality and learning.
Promoting Children's Learning and Development in Conflict-Affected Countries: Testing Change Process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
This study tests a theory of change derived from the fields of developmental psychopathology and social ecology about how a school-based universal socioemotional learning program, the International Rescue Committee's Learning to Read in a Healing Classroom (LRHC), impacts children's learning and development.