Education, Poverty and Inequality in South Asia

Research question/goal: 

South Asia is affected by high levels of poverty and inequality with high levels of exclusion from the education system particularly of girls. While primary enrolment of girls has seen large increases, many girls drop out of education not only because of poverty but also because of child marriage and corresponding social norms. Education of girls that dropped out of the regular education system is thus of particular concern. The research project is looking into possible approaches that could foster education of these children.

Current stage: 

The project aims to empirically analyse the impact of interventions to reduce poverty and inequality in South Asia, using randomized controlled trials (RCT) as the most reliable method for causal attribution. The implementation of the project requires additional funding for the collection of primary data, for which a research proposal on digital education in India has been submitted to the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). The funding decision is pending.

Fact sheet

2019 to 2024
in preparation
Data Sources: 
Data collection
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