NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED502680
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
The Cost-Effectiveness of Education Interventions in Poor Countries. Policy Insight, Volume 2, Issue 4
Evans, David K.; Ghosh, Arkadipta
RAND Corporation
Poor countries need development programs that are both effective and cost-effective. To assess effectiveness, researchers are increasingly using randomized trials (or quasi-experimental methods that imitate randomized trials), which provide a clear picture of which outcomes are attributable to the program being evaluated. This "Policy Insight" discusses the benefits of drawing on the growing number of such studies to perform cost-effectiveness analyses. Cost-effectiveness analyses that compare different interventions or different classes of interventions can give policymakers much more information about what types of development programs deliver the most value. Evans and Ghosh present the results of a cost-effectiveness analysis of education interventions in low-income countries, using it to illustrate the key issues involved in this approach. A list of resources for further reading is included. (Contains 2 figures and 3 footnotes.)
RAND Corporation. P.O. Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138. Tel: 877-584-8642; Tel: 310-451-7002; Fax: 412-802-4981; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Frederick S. Pardee RAND Graduate School
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A