Chapter 1


Module 1.1


This chapter provides an example of how a randomized evaluation can lead to large-scale change and provides a road map for an evaluation and for the rest of the book.


Randomized Evaluations of Educational Programs in Developing Countries: Some Lessons  An overview of results from randomized evaluations in developing countries on education.

Three Papers on Deworming
"Worms: Identifying Impacts on Education and Health in the Presence of Treatment Externalities"; "The Illusion of Sustainability"; and "Worms at Work: Long-run Impacts of Child Health Gains."


Deworming: A Best Buy for Development  A J-PAL policy bulletin summarizing the results of several evaluations on a Kenyan deworming study.

Primary School Deworming in Kenya
J-PAL’s detailed evaluation summary of the original Kremer and Miguel deworming study.


ICS Africa J-PAL's partner page for ICS Africa.

Deworm the World    An initiative to scale up school-based deworming across the globe. 


Deworming to Stay in School

Eliminating 7 Neglected Diseases that Affect World's Poorest by 2020

In India, a Small Pill with Positive Side Effects

Kenya Launches Scheme to Deworm 5 Million Children Annually for Next Five Years



Module 1.2


Can Information Campaigns Raise Awareness and Local Participation in Primary Education?
Findings from a survey in rural Uttar Pradesh on the impact of information campaigns to increase primary education participation.

Pratham Study Data
The complete data from Pratham’s Read India study. 


Can Informational Campaigns Raise Awareness and Local Participation in Primary Education in India?
J-PAL’s evaluation summary of the paper by Banerjee et al.


Pratham USA
Pratham USA’s Read India project has reached 33 million underprivileged children. 

ASER Centre
ASER Centre helps children acquire basic skills in reading and arithmetic.