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Maternal Hours of Work during Pregnancy: an Evaluation of a CCT Program in India

The Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY) is a conditional cash transfer (CCT) aimed at expectant mothers in the informal sector, aiming to provide the income to enable a reduction in work hour...

Teacher accountability and assessment of student learning levels

Research has found that holding teachers accountable to the local community has scant impact on student learning. Based on a survey of government schools in Karnataka, this column suggests that this ...

Delivering health services through schools in rural India

Given that India has better infrastructure for schooling relative to healthcare, and near universal primary school enrolment rates, many believe that providing basic health services through schools ra...

Improving Child Health and Schooling

This project collected information on whether the child received a health report card (and checkup), as well as attendance data for that child for each month of the school year. Combining this with in...

Compensating policies for small schools and regional inequalities

Despite government efforts, stark inequality in India’s schools persists, particularly in rural areas. This column argues that the failure may lie in policy design – rather than helping the worst ...