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  • LAC Reads Evaluation

    This five-year project will evaluate and cost U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) investments in early literacy and access to education in conflict settings in the Latin America and Caribbean region. Preference will be given to the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Peru. Read more.

  • Transforming Health Systems Initiative: Rockefeller Foundation

    Mathematica is monitoring and evaluating activities for the Rockefeller Foundation’s seven-year, $115 million Transforming Health Systems Initiative, which aims to strengthen health systems and expand health coverage in developing countries. Activities span the global, regional, and country levels and fall into four areas—policy and advocacy, health financing, stewardship of mixed health systems, and health information systems. Read more.

  • MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

    This program seeks to build a new cohort of leaders, prepared to support equitable socioeconomic growth, through expanded access to education, with a focus on Africa. The program offers scholarships and support services, and links youth to employment opportunities. As the learning partner to the foundation, we will help create and implement a measurement framework to assess program effects. Read more.

  • Namibia: Expanding Vocational Skills and Training

    This evaluation will apply an integrated, mixed-methods approach to assess the implementation and impact of the key components of the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s investments in the vocational training sector in Namibia.

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Highlights

Staff Presented at SREE

Mathematica organized the international section of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) 2014 conference from March 6-8 in Washington, DC, which had the theme “Improving Education Science and Practice: The Role of Replication.”  CIPRE deputy director Nancy Murray and Mathematica researcher Amanda Beatty organized two invited symposia: “The Reach of Relevance in RCTs: Balancing Context and Validity in Education Experiments in Developing Countries” and “Cost-Effectiveness in Education in Developing Countries: Experience, Pitfalls, Promises, and Innovations.” The latter symposium included a presentation by Mathematica senior fellow Steve Glazerman. Nancy presented results from the School Dropout Prevention Project, and Mathematica researcher Sarah Humpage, presented on learning impacts of computers in Costa Rica. Amanda chaired a session titled “What Works in Promoting Learning Across Sub-Saharan Africa?”

CIES Update

CIPRE deputy director Nancy Murray and Mathematica researchers Kathy Buek, Emilie Bagby, and Clemencia Cosentino led a panel at the 58th Annual Conference of the Comparative & International Education Society (CIES) in Toronto from March 10-15, 2014. The panel was titled "Preventing Dropout: First Follow-Up Impact of the School Drop-Out Prevention Program Interventions," during which staff presented findings from its USAID-funded School Dropout Prevention Program.



   

Recent Work

"Learning Across Borders: The Collaborative Creation of a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Framework for the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program" (September 2013)

Armenia:
"Should Foreign Aid Fund Agricultural Training? Evidence from Armenia," Working Paper (August 2013)
"Evaluation of the Water-to-Market Activity in Armenia" (March 2013)
"Evaluation of Water-to-Market Training in Armenia" (October 2012)

Bihar, India:
"Evaluation of the Team-Based Goals and Performance Based Incentives (TBGI) Innovation in Bihar" Issue Brief (February 2014)
"Baseline Findings from the Ananya Evaluation" (November 2013)
"Measurement, Learning, and Evaluation for the Ananya Program (Family Health Initiative in Bihar)"
(October 2011)

Burkina Faso:
"The Effects of "Girl-Friendly" Schools: Evidence from the BRIGHT School Construction Program in Burkina Faso."
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (July 2013)
"The Effects of 'Girl-Friendly' Schools: Evidence from the BRIGHT School Construction Program in Burkina Faso," Working Paper (May 2012)

Colombia:
"Subsidized Childcare and Child Development in Columbia: Effects of Hogares Comunitarios de Bienestar as a Function of Timing and Length of Exposure." Social Science & Medicine (subscription required) (December 2012)

El Salvador:
"Impact Evaluation Findings After One Year of the Productive and Business Services Activity of the Productive Development Project, El Salvador"
(August 2012)

Indonesia:
"Improving Sanitation at Scale: Lessons from TSSM Implementation in East Java, Indonesia"
(June 2011)

Ireland and Northern Ireland:
"The Atlantic Philanthropies' Children and Youth Programme in Ireland and Northern Ireland: 2011 Programme Evaluation Findings" (October 2012)

Niger:
"Impact Evaluation of Niger's IMAGINE Program" (September 2011)

More Publications

Upcoming Conferences

Nancy Murray, deputy director for Mathematica’s Center for International Policy and Research Evaluation, chaired the section on Evaluating International Interventions at the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) Spring 2014 Conference, March 6-8, 2014, in Washington, DC. Mathematica staff Steve Glazerman and Sarah Humpage presented their research.

CIPRE deputy director Nancy Murray and Mathematica researchers Kathy Buek, Emilie Bagby, and Clemencia Cosentino led a panel at the 58th Annual Conference of the Comparative & International Education Society (CIES) in Toronto from March 10-15, 2014. The panel was titled "Preventing Dropout: First Follow-Up Impact of the School Drop-Out Prevention Program Interventions," during which staff presented findings from its USAID-funded School Dropout Prevention Program.

Conference Archives

Events

Mathematica hosted Michael Kremer, Gates Professor Developing Societies at Harvard University, in Cambridge, MA, on Tuesday, October 15, for a presentation titled “Micro-Ordeals, Targeting, and Habit Formation.”

"Designing Experiments for Better External Validity" (recording available)
Karthik Muralidharan, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego
May 2013


"Worms at Work: Long-Run Impacts of Child Health Gains"
Edward Miguel, Oxfam professor in Environmental and Resource Economics and faculty director of the Center for Effective Global Action at the University of California, Berkeley, presented his work on the long-run impacts of deworming.
February 2013