Research Booklet 2011 - 2019
Our knowledge management program is managed by a strong Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Directorate to promote evidence-based advocacy on youth empowerment and to share key learnings with partner institutions for cross learning purposes. Therefore, we are glad to present you with this overview of our collaborative research engagements with Aflatoun International, to accelerate positive change.
Summary Report - Smoothing the cost of Education in Uganda
Even when there are no official school fees, the financial burden of purchasing uniforms, books, and other school supplies prevents low-income students from remaining in school. In Uganda, researchers tested whether a school-based savings program improved academic performance and reduced dropout rates by enabling students and their families to save for school-related expenses. A version of the program that labeled savings for educational purposes, rather than fully committing money to educational expenses, increased the amount students saved, expenditures on educational supplies, and test scores.