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EPI Wins New Contract For SAVE the Children, Bangladesh

EPI to Conduct Cost Effectiveness Analysis

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — November 7, 2014 — The Educational Policy Institute has been issued a contract with Save the Children, International to provide training and technical assistance for a Cost Effectiveness Analysis (CEA) in Bangladesh for Save the Children’s READ intervention. In recent years, cost effectiveness analysis is growing in demand among donors and public policy planners for identifying interventions that achieve the greatest level of impact per unit of investment and informing decision makers about scaling up effective approaches or making choices for new interventions where needed.

Save the Children’s READ intervention is a four-year collaboration with the Government of Bangladesh, supported by the US Agency for International Development, to improve early grade reading competence in approximately 2,800 schools located in 21 districts across 6 divisions. The goal of this contract is to increase the capacity of the local staff in conducting cost-effectiveness analysis. The training prepares the READ staff to collect, analyze and report the data.
EPI Senior Research Scientist, Christine Harris-Van Keuren will serve as the Project Director for this effort, with Dr. Brooks Bowden of the Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education at Teachers College, Columbia University serving as the Deputy Project Director.

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