Identifying the policies that work best against child marriage
Despite significant progress against child marriage, it remains a huge challenge. Last year 320 lakh girls under 18 were married according to UNICEF estimates.
Early childhood is when education makes the biggest difference, calling for quality preschool programmes
Early childhood programmes have long been shown to create improvements that last a lifetime.
Education reforms: Getting children into classrooms is no longer enough
Government policies have so far lifted school enrolment and retention rates, but new research starkly shows that the focus must shift to interventions that will deliver greater benefits at the lowest cost.
In the upcoming paper by Reena V. Mithal of Sankhya Capital the costs of four policy interventions to address the child marriage problem in Rajasthan are compared with the benefits coming from both economic value derived from future employment and income opportunities, and social value resulting from a reduction in domestic violence, improvement in maternal and child health and lower rates of fertility.
Early Childhood Development
Written by Abusaleh Shariff, Chief Scholar US-India Policy Institute, Washington D. C and Amit Sharma, Consultant, The World Bank, New Delhi this paper examines three key interventions to improve early childhood education in Rajasthan: (1) Hire local teachers to improve pre-school classes in AWCs, (2) Conditional payments and specialised pre-school teachers in AWCs and (3) Cash incentives to attend pre-school classes in AWCs.
Written by Rajesh Chakrabarti, Kushal Sagar Prakash, and Mansi Arora of Sunay Policy Advisory this paper examines 5 key intervention to improve education in Rajasthan: 1) Computer assisted learning at the right level, (2) Well-structured incentives to teachers, (3) Training of teachers, (4) Group and teach children at the right level, and (5) Double teacher-pupil ratio.
Sector Expert Consultation
Rajasthan Priorities hosted a sector expert consultation on education on September 20th, 2017 at Hotel Clarks in Jaipur. Education experts from the government, academia, civil society, and various development partners joined the consultation. The experts were briefed on the project and methodology along with a brief update on the work of Tata Trusts in Rajasthan's education sector and the work of the Copenhagen Consensus Center.
Ranking Solutions in Terms of Social Value for Money
Learn how the interventions to improve the education system in Rajasthan compare to policy options across other social sectors in terms of social, economic and environmental benefits per rupee spent.