The Effects of “ Girl - Friendly ” Schools : Evidence from the BRIGHT School Construction Program in


We evaluate a “girl-friendly” primary school program in Burkina Faso using a regression discontinuity design. After 2.5 years, the program increased enrollment by 19 percentage points and increased test scores by 0.41 standard deviations. For those caused to attend school, scores increased by 2.2 standard deviations. Girls’ enrollment increased by 5… (More)


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