Impact Evaluation of Niger's IMAGINE Program

Impact Evaluation of Niger's IMAGINE Program

Published: Sep 13, 2011
Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research
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Niger: Improving the Education of Girls (IMAGINE)

Time frame: 2008-2017

Prepared for:

Millennium Challenge Corporation

Authors

Anca Dumitrescu

Dan Levy

This report documents the main findings from the impact evaluation of the IMAGINE Program, which was designed to improve educational outcomes of girls in Niger. Overall, IMAGINE had a 4.3 percentage point positive impact on primary school enrollment, no impact on attendance, and no impact on math and French test scores. The program impacts were generally larger for girls than for boys. For girls, the program had an 8 percentage point positive impact on enrollment and a 5.4 percentage point impact on attendance. The program had no impact on girls' math scores, though it may have had a slight positive impact on girls' French test scores. No significant impacts were detected for boys' enrollment, attendance, or test scores. Finally, impacts were larger for younger children (ages 7-10), than for those between the ages of 10 and 12.

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