May 31, 2019
5 PM - 9 PM CAT
Lusaka, Zambia

On May 31, World Bicycle Relief (WBR) and the Zambian Ministry of General Education hosted a dissemination event at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Lusaka, Zambia. The event covered the initial release of the primary outcomes of the randomized evaluation conducted by IPA Zambia of WBR's bicycle program. IPA Zambia partnered with researchers Nathan Fiala (University of Connecticut), Nishith Prakash (University of Connecticut), Kritika Narula (Yale University), and Ana Garcia-Hernandez (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa) to conduct the study which took place in 100 schools across three rural districts of Southern Province, Zambia. It evaluated the impact of the bicycle program on key educational outcomes such as school attendance and performance, and measures of empowerment for girls in Grades 5, 6, and 7.