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Using low-cost private schools to fill the education gap : an impact evaluation of a program in Pakistan : Des écoles privées à faibles coûts pour répondre aux besoins éducatifs : l’évaluation d’impact d’unprogramme au Pakistan (French)

Educating children is a priority across the globe, but developing countries can face enormous challenges. In Pakistan's Sindh province, only about half of primary school age children go to school, making education a priority for the Sindh government. ... See More +

Brief 81076 SEP 01, 2013

Das,Jishnu; Pandey,Priyanka; Zajonc,Tristan English Disclosed

Using low-cost private schools to fill the education gap : an impact evaluation of a program in Pakistan (English)

Educating children is a priority across the globe, but developing countries can face enormous challenges. In Pakistan's Sindh province, only about half of primary school age children go to school, making education a priority for the Sindh government. ... See More +

Brief 81076 SEP 01, 2013

Das,Jishnu; Pandey,Priyanka; Zajonc,Tristan French Disclosed

Do value-added estimates add value ? accounting for learning dynamics (English)

Evaluations of educational programs commonly assume that what children learn persists over time. The authors compare learning in Pakistani public and private schools using dynamic panel methods that account for three key empirical challenges to widely used value-added models: imperfect persistence, unobserved student heterogeneity, and measurement error. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5066 SEP 01, 2009

Andrabi, Tahir; Das, Jishnu; Khwaja, Asim Ijaz; Zajonc, Tristan Disclosed

India shining and Bharat drowning: comparing two Indian states to the worldwide distribution in mathematics achievement (English)

This paper uses student answers to publicly released questions from an international testing agency together with statistical methods from Item Response Theory to place secondary students from two Indian states -Orissa and Rajasthan -on a worldwide distribution of mathematics achievement. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4644 JUN 01, 2008

Das, Jishnu; Zajonc, Tristan Disclosed

Pakistan - Learning and Educational Achievements in Punjab Schools (LEAPS) : insights to inform the education policy debate (English)

This report shares the findings of first round of the Learning and Educational Achievement in Punjab Schools (LEAPS) survey carried out in all the public and private schools offering primary level education in 112 villages of the province. ... See More +

Other Education Study 43750 JAN 01, 2008

Andrabi, Tahir; Das, Jishnu; Khwaja, Asim Ijaz; Vishwanath, Tara; Zajonc, Tristan Disclosed

Learning levels and gaps in Pakistan (English)

The authors report on a survey of primary public and private schools in rural Pakistan with a focus on student achievement as measured through test scores. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4067 NOV 01, 2006

Das, Jishnu; Pandey, Priyanka; Zajonc, Tristan Disclosed

Religious school enrollment in Pakistan : a look at the data (English)

Bold assertions have been made in policy reports and popular articles on the high and increasing enrollment in Pakistani religious schools, commonly known as madrassas. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3521 FEB 01, 2005

Andrabi, Tahir; Das, Jishnu; Khwaja, Asim Ijaz; Zajonc, Tristan