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Introducing a performance-based school grant in Jakarta : what do we know about its impact after two years ? (English)

This paper evaluates the early impact of introducing a performance component into Jakarta's school grant program on learning outcomes. Using administrative data, it applies difference-in-differences and regression discontinuity approaches to identify the impact of the grant by exploiting differences in program coverage over time, as well as by comparing changes in test scores between schools that received the additional performance award with schools that did not. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8223 OCT 23, 2017

Al-Samarrai,Samer; Shrestha,Unika; Hasan,Amer; Nakajima,Nozomi; Santoso,Santoso; Adi Wijoyo,Wisnu Harto Disclosed

Gender gaps in cognitive and non-cognitive skills in early primary grades : evidence from rural Indonesia (English)

This paper examines gender gaps in cognitive and non-cognitive skills among a sample of more than 10,000 children between the ages of 6 and 9 in rural Indonesia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7833 SEP 26, 2016

Nakajima,Nozomi; Jung,Haeil; Pradhan,Menno Prasad; Hasan,Amer; Kinnell,Angela; Brinkman,Sally Ann Disclosed

Investing in school readiness : an analysis of the cost-effectiveness of early childhood education pathways in rural Indonesia (English)

This paper presents evidence on the cost-effectiveness of early childhood education pathways in rural Indonesia. It documents the existence of substantial differences in school readiness between 6 to 9 year old children. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7832 SEP 26, 2016

Nakajima,Nozomi; Hasan,Amer; Jung,Haeil; Brinkman,Sally Ann; Pradhan,Menno Prasad; Kinnell,Angela Disclosed

The role of preschool quality in promoting child development : evidence from rural Indonesia (English)

This paper reports on the quality of early childhood education in rural Indonesia. On average, the paper finds that centers created under the Indonesia Early Childhood Education and Development Project provide higher quality services than other types of preschools, as measured by a comprehensive instrument of preschool quality based on direct observation of classrooms in session (the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7529 JAN 05, 2016

Brinkman,Sally Anne; Hasan,Amer; Jung,Haeil; Kinnell,Angela; Nakajima,Nozomi; Pradhan,Menno Prasad Disclosed