Monitoring Works : Getting Teachers to Come to School ∗

  title={Monitoring Works : Getting Teachers to Come to School ∗},
  author={Esther Duflo and Rema Hanna and Stephen Ryan},
In the rural areas of developing countries, teacher absence is a widespread problem. This paper tests whether a simple incentive program based on teacher presence can reduce teacher absence, and whether it has the potential to lead to more teaching activities and better learning. In 60 informal one-teacher schools in rural India, randomly chosen out of 120 (the treatment schools), a financial incentive program was initiated to reduce absenteeism. Teachers were given a camera with a tamperproof… CONTINUE READING
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