Improving community development by linking agriculture, nutrition and education : design of a randomised trial of home-grown school feeding in Mali

Abstract: This paper describes the design of an impact study for the home-grown school feeding (HGSF) programme in Mali. It will determine the impact of school feeding sourced from smallholder farmers on smallholder food security, on accountability, and on school children’s education, health and nutrition. Author(s): Masset, Edoardo; Gelli, Aulo Source(s): , Trials; Vol. 14,…

A place for the grassroots : examining the role of community participation and local governance in providing mid-day meals in Lucknow district, Uttar Pradesh

Abstract: Improvements to the Mid-Day Meal Scheme (MDMS) in India are suggested. After 17 years of operation the MDMS serves 105 million primary and upper-primary schoolchildren. In Uttar Pradesh, both community participation and local institutions remain quite weak, especially in urban schools. Author(s): Tuggle, Anderson Source(s): , Independent study project (ISP) collection; paper 1458 43…

BRAC’s non-formal primary education programme : scope, growth, achievements and factors contributing to its success

Abstract: This article describes the non-formal primary education (NFPE) programme, which has evolved in Bangladesh since 1985 and is now replicated in Afghanistan, Sudan and Uganda. It fills the gap between adult functional literacy programmes and government schools, involving poor, mostly rural communities. Author(s): Aldeen, Mahmuda Source(s): , [15] p., ill., tab Published: 2011 Informasi…

Pitfalls of participatory programs : evidence from a randomized evaluation in education in India

Abstract: In India, the government program on universal primary education organizes both locally elected leaders and parents and gives them powers over monitoring and management of school performance. Three different interventions encourage beneficiaries’ participation through these committees. Author(s): Banerjee, Abhijit Source(s): , NBER working paper; 14311 36 p., ill., graphs, tabs NBER working paper 14311…