Video: EI Dialogues with Lant Pritchett, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford


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Lant Pritchett

RISE Directorate

Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

In this episode of EI Dialogues, the focus is on Professor Lant Pritchett. Professor Pritchett is a development economist and currently, the RISE Research Director at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. During the conversation, he provides a background about the challenges within education in the Indian context while explaining the importance of Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN) and sharing instances from education research. He also elaborates on the concept of RCTs, including when and how they can be adapted to the field of development economics, and to what extent policymakers should rely on impact evaluations when judging multiple interventions.

Time Codes:

@16:06 - Foundational Literacy and Numeracy in the Indian Context

@39:23 - Research and Learning Methods to Improve Learning Outcomes


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