Asad Islam (Monash University)
Yves Zenou (Monash University)
The project involves randomised experiments to evaluate effectiveness of supplementary teaching in Bangladesh. The project was conducted in about 360 schools, out of which we hired 200 teachers in the same number of (treatment) schools. We particularly focused on poor, girls and underperforming children in these schools where additional teachers hired by the project help students doing their homework and complete the class tasks. The teaching started in 2014 for two years. We are not waiting to obtain the post-intervention outcomes of these children to understand if the effects of intervention sustain beyond the duration of the project.
The project is being funded by AusAID (DFAT).