Session I (Setting the Scene) of the RISE Annual Conference 2018

Diwakar Kishore looks back to his first RISE Annual Conference in 2016 and highlights some personally relevant presentations from this year's event.

Upping the Ante: The Equilibrium Effects of Unconditional Grants to Private Schools
Working Paper

We test for financial constraints as a market failure in education in a low-income country by experimentally allocating unconditional cash grants to either…

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Selcuk Ozyurt
Niharika Singh
RISE Annual Conference 2018


RISE is a large scale, multi-country research programme developed to answer the question: “How can education systems be reformed to deliver better learning for all?” The RISE Programme Annual Conferences bring together high-profile academics and policy makers for two days of…

What Can We Expect from the RISE Annual Conference 2018?

The RISE Annual Conference 2018 starts in a few days, but what can we expect from the latest instalment of this research focused event?

What Does Low Learning Really Feel Like?

Luis Crouch illustrates what a lack of fluency means in real time to push "actors" into action.

What Does Low Learning Really Feel Like?

Source: Luis Crouch, using data from EGRA learning assessments and other publications, and taking a stylized average across sets of countries.


Using timed learning…

 Contracting Out Schools at Scale: Evidence from Pakistan
Working Paper

Can governments contract out the management of schools to private operators at scale? This paper estimates the effect of a school reform in Punjab, Pakistan…