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
Breastfeeding Practices and Knowledge in Indonesia
Mathematica Policy Research examines breastfeeding practices and knowledge in the first two years of life among caregivers of children 0-35 months old in rural areas of Central Kalimantan, West Kalimantan, and South Sumatra in Indonesia.
Stunting Prevalence and Correlates Among Children in Indonesia
Mathematica Policy Research explores the prevalence of stunting and possible nutrition, sanitation, and health factors associated with growth faltering among children 0-35 months old in rural areas of Central Kalimantan, West Kalimantan, and South Sumatra in Indonesia.
Anemia Prevalence and Correlates Among Young Children and Pregnant Women in Indonesia
Mathematica Policy Research uses household survey data from Indonesia to examine the prevalence of anemia among children 6-35 months old and pregnant women and identifies risk factors for anemia in those populations.
Assessment of Fecal Exposure Pathways in Low-Income Urban Neighborhoods in Accra, Ghana: Rationale, Design, Methods, and Key Findings of the SaniPath Study
Rapid urbanization has contributed to an urban sanitation crisis in low-income countries.
Impacts After One Year of “Healing Classroom” on Children's Reading and Math Skills in DRC: Results from a Cluster Randomized Trial
This article examines the effects of one year of exposure to “Learning to Read in a Healing Classroom” (LRHC) on the reading and math skills of second- to fourth-grade children in the low-income and conflict-affected Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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.