Twaweza has developed a note, 'Three Experiments to Improve Learning Outcomes: Delivering capitation grants better and testing local cash on delivery,' to incentivize learning in schools. The basic idea involves paying a set amount for every child that achieves proficiency in early grade literacy and numeracy, and to contrast it with an input based incentive such as the capitation grant. A set of randomized control trials (RCTs) will be used to rigorously measure impact. The idea has been developed in consultation with the Center for Global Development, the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT, the Tanzania government, local Members of Parliament and the teachers’ trade union.
The experimental design components for the first year have been refined in consultation with a range of partners. The first stages will soon be launched. Read more.