Improving Girls’ Primary Education:The Impact Evaluation of Burkina Faso’s Millennium Challenge

 

Friday, May 8, 2009 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Academy for Educational Development

Financed in part by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) through a two-year Threshold Country Program, BRIGHT was designed to improve the educational outcomes of children in Burkina Faso. It focused on girls in particular and was implemented in 132 rural villages throughout the 10 provinces of the country in which girls’ enrollment rates were lowest. The program consisted of constructing primary schools with three classrooms and implementing a set of complementary interventions. The program was administered by USAID from 2005 to 2008.

A panel of experts will discuss MCC’s impact evaluation process, how the Threshold Program was implemented, and what impacts it yielded.