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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 University), 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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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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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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