Interventions for Improving Learning Outcomes and Access to Education in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
The primary objective of this review was to identify, assess and synthesize evidence on the effects of education interventions on children’s access to education and learning in L&MICs. We also aimed to assess how education interventions affect different sub-groups of participants and address questions related to context, process and implementation. To address these objectives, we answered the following questions:
1a) What are the effects of different education interventions on enrolment, attendance, dropout rates, completion and learning outcomes for primary and secondary school children in low- and middle-income countries?
1b) Do the effects differ between sub-groups of participants (according to gender, age, urban or rural location, or socio-economic status)?
2a) What intervention and implementation features are associated with relative success and failure in improving educational outcomes?
2b) What are the contextual barriers to, and facilitators of, the effectiveness of educational interventions?