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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.

Andhra Jyothy reports on the findings from our research on Child Marriage.


    Child Marriage

    Research by Reena V. Mithal from Sankhya Capital compares 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 with the costs of four policy intervention to address child marriage.

    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 Andhra Pradesh: (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 interventions to improve education in Andhra Pradesh: (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

    On 26th Oct 2017, the sector expert consultation on Education was held at Hotel DV Manor, Vijayawada. A total of 16 experts participated in the consultation. The consultation included experts from Government agencies like Tribal Welfare Department; Department of Higher Education & School – AP, AP Rural Development Secretariat, Private sector initiatives like St. Josephs College of Education for Women; Bridge International Academies; AMG India International; research organisations like PRATHAM Education foundation, and other independent consultants working in this area in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

    Ranking Solutions in Terms of Social Value for Money

    Learn how the interventions to improve the education system in Andhra Pradesh compare to policy options across other social sectors in terms of social, economic and environmental benefits per rupee spent.