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Improving human capital through education is a critical piece of the development puzzle. PDEL projects have pursued innovative and cost-effective strategies to incorporate technology into the classroom and to improve incentives for successful education outcomes for students and teachers.

Faculty Projects

Andhra Pradesh School Choice Program

Andhra Pradesh School Choice Program

Researcher: Karthik Muralidharan
Location: India

Overview: Private schools are gaining popularity in developing countries and so are government programs that provide vouchers for poor students to attend them. In India, this project measured the impact of providing vouchers to attend private schools on student learning.

Graduate Student Projects

Leveraging Technology to Motivate Students

Leveraging Technology to Motivate Students

Researcher: Sarojini Hirshleifer
Location: India

Overview: This experiment tests whether student incentives can improve learning outcomes. It relies on a novel technology-based learning platform (KA Lite) as a tool to directly reward student effort through both tangible and non-tangible incentives.

Faculty