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The Early Childhood Intervention and Parental Involvement in Bangladesh

The Early Childhood Intervention and Parental Involvement in Bangladesh Lead Researchers: Asad Islam (Monash Monash), John List (University of Chicago), Ummul Ruthbah (University of Dhaka) Early childhood is widely recognised as a critical phase of human development, and interventions targeted at this stage have a farther reaching impact than those targeted later in life. Preschool [...]

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The effects of a randomized controlled health information campaign on sex workers’ health, labour, and other outcomes in Bangladesh

Labour Supply Response to Earnings of Fisherman from a Developing Country: Identifying Intertemporal Substitution and Reference-Dependent Preferences Lead Researcher(s): Asad Islam (Monash University) Sex workers have much higher HIV infection rates than the general population in Bangladesh because they have misconceptions about how HIV/AIDS is spread, poor knowledge about prevention of sexually transmitted infections, and do [...]

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Can Learning Chess Improve Student Creativity? A field experiment in Bangladesh

Lead Researcher(s): Wang-Sheng Lee (Deakin University) Aaron Nicholas (Deakin University) Asad Islam (Monash) This project involves a randomized experiment of primary school students in Bangladesh using chess instruction as an intervention. We assess the effect of chess lessons on both creativity and academic achievement. Creativity is increasingly recognised as a core component of economic development [...]

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Improving educational outcomes of female and disadvantaged primary school students: randomized experiments to evaluate efficacy of supplementary teaching in Bangladesh

Lead Researcher(s): 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 [...]

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Network and Peer Effects in Education: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Bangladesh

Lead Researcher(s): Eleonora Pattachini (Cornel University) Yves Zenou (Monash Universty) Youjin Hahn (Yonsei University, Korea) Asad Islam (Monash University) The project investigates the effects of social networks on the educational outcomes of students in Bangladesh. We randomize 150 schools into three different groups: (i) the pure random group where we randomly allocate students into groups; [...]

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Experiment on Microfinance and Women Bargaining power and Empowerment

Lead Researcher(s): Chau Nguyen (Monash University) Klaus Abbink (Monash University) Asad Islam (Monash University) This study aims to provide an experiment approach to the household decision-making problem, with a focus on women's control over household's investment in the context of microfinance. We would address the following research questions: (1) Is there any gender bias in household's financial [...]

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Can Learning Chess Improve Student Creativity? A field experiment in Bangladesh

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Column/ Perspectives

Primary and secondary education What's happening on the ground Asad Islam Education is central to economic development and was recognised as the second of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Many countries, including Bangladesh, achieved impressive progress in primary school enrolment, including increased female enrolments, although much still remains to be done. But, as far [...]

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