Family, Home, and Social Sciences
First Faculty Advisor
Dr. Olga Stoddard
First Faculty Reader
Dr. Eric Eide
Dr. John Stovall
Pratham, India, Education, Economics, Government Partnership
India is working to improve learning in primary schools. In this paper, I evaluate the impact of partnerships between Pratham, an education-centered NGO, and Indian government schools. Using a difference-in-differences design to examine the impact of the partnership in Uttar Pradesh, I find a positive short-run effect (a 7% increase in test scores) using state-wide ASER data, and I find inconclusive effects using data restricted to government schools. Considering channels through which the partnerships may impact student learning, I conclude that the program shows potential to have positive, longer-term effects.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Beecroft, Victoria, "Learning Outlines and Teacher Training: A Difference-in-Differences Evaluation of Pratham Government Partnerships in India" (2020). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 108.