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Increasing Disclosure of Gender-Based Violence in Schools: Lessons from a Systematic Review
November 03, 2023
Across the world, children are facing unacceptable levels of violence in schools. We need more and better data to understand this problem and find the best ways to eliminate violence in schools. But getting accurate measures of violence is not easy. When it comes to collecting data for children in s...
From Evidence to Policy-Making: What Should Be In Kenya’s Next Education and Training Gender Policy?
November 01, 2023
In recent decades, concerted efforts to promote access, equity, and inclusivity in education have improved school enrollment for girls and marginalized and disadvantaged populations. Kenya is no exception: it has reached gender parity at the primary school level, and the Kenyan government has implem...
The Future of Research Partnerships: Reflections from Four Years of Practice
August 30, 2023
There’s a representation problem in the fields of economics and research that has been well documented. As my colleagues have written about previously here and here, studies have shown that only 5 percent of papers in top journals study low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), and research output is...
Exploring the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Low-Cost Private Schools in Nairobi, Kenya
October 19, 2022
To contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools in Kenya, as in many other countries, had to temporarily close. This study investigates the extent to which lockdowns and school closures affected households and low-cost private schools (LCPS) in four urban informal settlements in Nairobi. Qua...
What We're Reading in Summer 2022
August 29, 2022
We're about a month out from the end of summer here in the Northern hemisphere—and that means one more month to get your summer reading in! CGD's 2022 summer reading list has you covered.
Have Public-Private Partnerships in Education Lived Up to Their Promise? With Contributions from Maryam Akmal, Susannah Hares, Rita Perakis, Jishnu Das, and Moses Ngware.
May 09, 2022
This blog post is part of a series in which CGD experts present arguments from “Schooling for All: Feasible Strategies to Achieve Universal Education” and invite (sometimes dissenting) commentary from experts within the global education community.
How Do We Improve Learning at Scale?
December 17, 2021
It’s well known that children in low- and middle-income countries are not learning enough, with half of children unable to read and understand a simple text by age 10. So, what can we do to change things? There’s a growing body of evidence about approaches that have successfully improved learning...
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Improving Learning at Scale: Evidence from Large Scale Successful Education Programs
November 15, 2021
Learning outcomes in many low- and middle-income countries are poor and many of the efforts to improve these outcomes have been pilot programs which, while successful, have proven difficult to implement at a larger scale.
PREPARE to Succeed: A Research Consortium on Progress and Resilience in Education
May 06, 2021
CGD’s education program is launching the Partnership for Research on Progress and Resilience in Education (PREPARE), a consortium of research institutions who will work together to produce rigorous evidence on the most important education challenges posed by COVID-19. In this blog, PREPARE partners ...
US Congress Raises Alarm on Global Learning Loss and Inequality
April 01, 2021
The House Foreign Affairs Committee recently advanced the Global Learning Loss Assessment Act. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation shines a light on the critical issue of learning loss—and the impacts of disrupted education more broadly—as schools around the world closed due to the COVID-19 pande...