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CentrePiece article
Improving education in two extremely poor regions: triumph and tragedy
Peter Boone
October 2014
Paper No' CEPCP427:
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CentrePiece 19 (2) Autumn 2014

Tags: india; west africa; education

For the past few years, CEP research associate Peter Boone and his colleagues at Effective Intervention have been running primary school education projects in the rural villages of Andhra Pradesh and Guinea-Bissau. Their initial survey of literacy and numeracy in Guinea-Bissau showed that very few children were learning anything anywhere – and their efforts to change that have to date encountered insurmountable obstacles. In contrast, children in Indian villages benefitting from the two years of extra education that the project provides have scored significantly higher on tests.