Supporter Les Enfants à la Maison et à l’école (SEME) [Supporting Children at Home and in School]

In Cote d’Ivoire, educational quality and learning outcomes are very low, especially in rural cocoa-growing regions. Both poverty and the lack of quality and relevant education can push children out of school and into family farming.

Partnering with two ministries in the Ivorian government, we are testing a two-pronged approach to improve children’s schooling outcomes, testing individually and in combination with two interventions: unconditional cash transfers and educational-quality improvement through Teaching at the Right Level(TaRL) paired with coaching. We will use a cluster-randomized design to assign villages to (i) cash transfers, (ii) TaRL, (iii) cash transfers and TaRL, and (iv) controls.