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Impact Evaluation of Burkina Faso's BRIGHT Program


  • Dan Levy
  • Matt Sloan
  • Leigh Linden
  • Harounan Kazianga


The BRIGHT program 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 in the country where girls’ school enrollment rates were lowest. The program constructed 132 primary schools with separate latrines for boys and girls and developed a set of interventions to increase girls’ enrollment rates, including daily meals, take-home rations, and school kits and textbooks. BRIGHT had a positive impact on school enrollment of about 20 percentage points. It also had positive impacts on math and French test scores. Impacts were positive for both boys and girls.

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  • Dan Levy & Matt Sloan & Leigh Linden & Harounan Kazianga, 2009. "Impact Evaluation of Burkina Faso's BRIGHT Program," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 4366a75a34e84e7aa09190fea, Mathematica Policy Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:mpr:mprres:4366a75a34e84e7aa09190fea7be6828

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    1. Claudia Sepúlveda & Ann Harrison & Justin Yifu Lin, 2013. "Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics—Global 2011 : Development Challenges in a Postcrisis World," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 16184.
    2. Ira Nichols-Barrer & Caroline Lauver & Leigh Linden & Matt Sloan, "undated". "Evaluation Design Report for the Georgia Improving General Education Quality Project's School Rehabilitation Activity," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 9e2e80ced10c4e2dbdefac02c, Mathematica Policy Research.
    3. de Hoop, Jacobus & Rosati, Furio C., 2014. "Does promoting school attendance reduce child labor? Evidence from Burkina Faso's BRIGHT project," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 39(C), pages 78-96.
    4. Mikal Davis & Nick Ingwersen & Harounan Kazianga & Leigh Linden & Arif Mamun & Ali Protik & Matt Sloan, "undated". "Ten-Year Impacts of Burkina Faso's BRIGHT Program," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 2ecdd42bb503422b802ce20da, Mathematica Policy Research.
    5. Harounan Kazianga & Leigh Linden & Ali Protik & Matt Sloan, 2015. "Impact Evaluation of Burkina Faso's BRIGHT Program: Design Report," Mathematica Policy Research Reports c0250cd3f27d448ea70d909c3, Mathematica Policy Research.


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