Evaluation of the Formal Technical Education Sub-Activity of the Human Development Project, El Salvador
Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research
In this report, we present the final results of the evaluations of three interventions funded under the Formal Technical Education Sub-Activity of the first Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)-El Salvador compact. These interventions were: (1) an intervention to strengthen secondary schools, (2) a secondary school scholarship program, and (3) an intervention to strengthen a technical post-secondary school—the Chalatenango Technical Institute (known as ITCHA for its initials in Spanish). The impact evaluation of the secondary school strengthening program employed a quasi-experimental design; the evaluation of the secondary school scholarship program employed an experimental design; and the evaluation of the ITCHA intervention employed a mixed-methods performance evaluation design.
- We find that strengthening of secondary schools and scholarships had a positive effect on enrollment especially in technical programs, but we found no effect in dropout or repetition.
- We find positive impacts on enrollment on post-secondary education, but no impacts on employment or income.
- Scholarships had a positive effect on enrollment and completion of secondary education for boys but not for girls.
El Salvador: Impact Evaluation of Education, Training, and Productive Development
Millennium Challenge Corporation