Events

Making Impact Evaluation Matter (Main Event)

03 September 2014 to 05 September 2014
Manila
Philippines

A co-learning activity between Asian Development Bank's (ADB's) Education Sector Group (formerly Education Community of Practice) and the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department (formerly Economics and Research Department), this event on Making Impact Evaluation Matter: Better Evidence for Effective Policies and Programs covered sessions on impact evaluation (IE) in general, along with specific sessions on IE and education. It also provided knowledge and skills to both ADB Headquarters and Resident Mission (RM) staff in the design and implementation of better education projects.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
04 Sep 2014 Session 18 - Education in Africa Community-Based Literacy Interventions in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Academic learning for most of the world’s children is not fully met, even with substantial increases in access to primary school. These challenges...
Elizabeth Spier
04 Sep 2014 Session 18 - Education in Africa Do Community-Managed Schools Facilitate Social Capital Accumulation? Evidence from COGES Project in Burkina Faso
Existing empirical results on the role of community or school based management (SBM) in improving the quality of education are mixed. Employing...
Yasuyuki Sawada, Eiji Kozuka, Takeshi Aida, Drew Griffen, Haruko Noguchi, Yasuyuki Todo
04 Sep 2014 Session 18 - Education in Africa The Mid-Term Impacts of Girl-friendly Schools: Evidence from the BRIGHT School Construction Program in Burkina Faso
This presentation shares the mid-term impact results of the Burkinabé Response to Improve Girls’ Chances to Succeed (BRIGHT) program...
Harounan Kazianga, Leigh Linden, Ali Protik, Matt Sloan, Emilie Bagby
04 Sep 2014 Session 18 - Education in Africa Niger's IMAGINE Program: Long-Term Impact Evaluation Findings
This presentation reports the long-term impact of Improve the educAtion of GIrls in NigEr (IMAGINE), an education project in Nigeria...
Emilie Bagby, Anca Dumitrescu, Cara Orfield, Matt Sloan
04 Sep 2014 Session 21 - Education in Asia Awards and Rewards: Impact Evaluation of the Metrobank Foundation Award for Outstanding Teacher
The Metrobank Foundation Search for Outstanding Teachers in the Philippines aims to promote a culture of excellence in education by recognizing...
Majah-Leah Ravago, Dennis Mapa
04 Sep 2014 Session 21 - Education in Asia Can Bureaucrats be Paid Like CEOs? School Principal Incentives for Anemia Reduction in Rural China
This presentation shares findings of a study on performance incentives for school administrators and how their responses to incentives...
Renfu Luo, Grant Miller, Sean Sylvia, Scott Rozelle, Marcos Vera-Hernandez
04 Sep 2014 Session 21 - Education in Asia Impact Evaluation of BRAC Community-Based Education for Marginalized Girls in Afghanistan: Lessons from the Baseline Study
Long-standing political instability, war, insecurity, and unfriendly socio-cultural norms and practices are the causes of girls’ lower access...
Mohammed Mahbubul Kabir, Md. Hasib Reza
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
05 Sep 2014 Session 36 - ICT and Education The Impact of Mobile Technologies on Education in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Mixed-Methods Systematic Review
This presentation reports the findings of a mixed-methods systematic review of mobile technology’s impact on education in low- and...
Laurenz Langer, Ruth Stewart, Niall Winters
05 Sep 2014 Session 36 - ICT and Education The Impact of a One Laptop per Child Program on Learning: Evidence from Uruguay
Many countries in recent years have made substantial investments in the One Laptop per Child programs, while others are about to start implementation...
Gioia de Melo, Alina Machado, Alfonso Miranda
05 Sep 2014 Session 36 - ICT and Education Computer-Assisted Learning in China’s Poor Rural/Migrant/Minority Communities
A large heterogeneity exists among the studies that investigate whether computer technology improves education and what students benefit most...
Weiming Huang, Yaojiang Shi, Linxiu Zhang, Matthew Boswell, Scott Rozelle
05 Sep 2014 Session 36 - ICT and Education A Quasi-Experiment on the Effect of e-Learning on Students’ Mathematics Scores and Attitudes in Sri Lanka
The predominant approach in teaching mathematics in Sri Lanka involves traditional methods. This presentation shares results of a ...
Bilesha Weeraratne, Brian Chin
05 Sep 2014 Session 44 - Keeping Kids in School: Evidence from Field Experiments in the People's Republic of China Giving Kids a Head Start: The Impact of Early Commitment of Financial Aid on Poor Students in Rural China
Poor junior high students in the People’s Republic of China drop out of junior high or fail to matriculate into high school due to financial...
Hongmei Yi
05 Sep 2014 Session 44 - Keeping Kids in School: Evidence from Field Experiments in the People's Republic of China The Seeds of Social Stability: Building Social Values through Education
There has been very little research on the impact of education on social values in the developing world. This presentation shares ...
Fan Li
05 Sep 2014 Session 44 - Keeping Kids in School: Evidence from Field Experiments in the People's Republic of China Can a School Counseling Program Reduce Junior High Dropouts in Rural China?
Junior high dropout rates are up to 25% in poor, rural areas of the People’s Republic of China. This presentation shares the findings of...
Qinghe Qu
05 Sep 2014 Session 44 - Keeping Kids in School: Evidence from Field Experiments in the People's Republic of China Dropout in Rural China’s Secondary Schools: A Mixed-Methods Analysis
While there is considerable quantitative research on the issue of secondary school dropout in rural People’s Republic of China, no systematic...
Natalie Johnson

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