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Remote Learning : Evidence from Nepal during COVID-19 : Policy Brief (English)

This note discusses early results from a distance education program on foundational numeracy for primary school students in Nepal during Coronavirus (COVID-19) evaluated in a randomized trial. The trial included 3,700 households with children in public school (grades 3-5). It provided support for foundational numeracy through mobile phone-based tutoring. The trial tested delivery through public school teachers and also through NGO facilitators. It led to a 30 percent increase in foundational numeracy, with teachers being slightly more effective at producing learning gains than NGO facilitators. These results suggest that instructional support through mobile phones can be a high-access and low-cost approach to providing instruction at scale

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Radhakrishnan,Karthika Sabarwal,Shwetlena Sharma,Uttam Cullen,Claire Alexis Crossley,Colin Letsomo,Thato Angrist,Noam

Remote Learning : Evidence from Nepal during COVID-19 : Policy Brief (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/906101626938488506/Policy-Brief