Updated Aug 18, 2019

Incentivized Teacher Transfer Schemes

Part of Innovations for Poverty Action

Rewarding instructors good performance

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Stage 2: Research & Development

Focus Areas:

Education

EducationSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Uganda

UgandaSEE LESS

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Problem

Despite education’s ability to drive economic growth and development, low education quality and low levels of educational attainment are widespread globally, especially in sub-Saharan Africa and South and West Asia due to low pay, poor facilities, and arbitrary location assignments that lead to high levels of teacher absenteeism.

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Solution

The study will track teacher and student attendance and performance over time in one district in Uganda and will impact 95,000 students over two years, helping determine whether incentivized transfer schemes are an effective way to improve the quality of education.

Innovation Description

With DIV’s support, Innovations for Poverty Action is testing an incentivized teacher transfer scheme that would reward good performance with a more desirable job location.

Milestone

Aug 2019
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
$900,000
TITLETeacher Rotation and Student Outcomes: Experimental Evidence from Uganda
TYPEGrant
FOCUS AREAS
Education
Implemented InUganda
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Uganda