Asad Islam, Monash University, Australia
The overview of the project:
The project involves randomised experiments to evaluate effectiveness of greater parental involvement and supplementary teaching in Bangladesh. The first phase of the project was recently completed which show that parental involvement could boost their children education significantly. However, it turns out that children in classroom who are left behind did not improve much. This led to the introduction of an intervention on supplementary teaching, targeting girls and underperforming students in particular. We hired 200 teachers in the same number of schools who are teaching students outside school hours.