Educational outcomes remain low in many countries despite a substantial expansion in access to schooling over the last two decades. IPA has measured the impact of many strategies aimed at improving educational quality, such as evaluating the impact of textbook provision, reducing class size, teaching at the level of the child, remedial lessons taught by community teaching assistants, and other interventions. IPA is also participating in the scale up of effective solutions to improve education quality.

Many students in Sub-Saharan Africa are not learning to read in their first years of school and literacy rates remain low in the region.

Teacher Community Assistant in her classroom in Ghana

Over the last decade, millions more children in developing countries have gained access to primary school education.

A Ghanaian student sits in class

Does the migration of highly educated people from developing countries hurt local economies, decimating their human capital and fiscal revenue?