Abidjan: Research on Cognition (ARC)

By Melissa Archambault | February 17, 2020

Milk ferments with known beneficial effects, known as probiotics, can have positive influences on health and cognition when consumed as a dietary supplement. Despite evidence of these links in animals and adults, little work has examined them in children. This is striking, given the substantial role gut bacteria play in brain development early in life.…

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Assessing the Impact of Education Policies on Children’s Learning Outcomes

By Melissa Archambault | February 17, 2020

Improving the quality of education and giving children from disadvantaged background the opportunity to get access to quality schooling are central concerns of both academics and policymakers in many countries around the world. In Cote d’Ivoire, two main laws (1995, 2015) aimed at reforming the education system and making public education compulsory and free for…

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Support the visibility and accessibility of Africa-based Research – for Policy and Practice

By Melissa Archambault | February 17, 2020

Through cooperation with our knowledge partner, ESSA – Education Sub Saharan Africa, TRECC provides access to global public goods supporting African research on education. ESSA is a UK registered Charity working in Tertiary Education (TE). Primary areas : Knowledge and Knowledge to action to fulfil SDG4 More of impactful scholarships for socio-economic development Faculty and…

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ALL KIDS LEARN: Addressing Côte d’Ivoire’s Learning Crisis Through Family- and School-based Interventions

By Melissa Archambault | February 14, 2020

The median income for cocoa farmers in Cote d’Ivoire is $2,707 per year, $500 below the extreme poverty level. To support their family income, 1.3 million Ivorian children engage in labor, of which 71% are also enrolled in school.  Despite high school enrollment, youth literacy rates in Côte d’Ivoire are extremely low at 53%. With…

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Millions Learning Real-time Scaling Lab

By Melissa Archambault | February 14, 2020

Millions Learning, a project of the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at the Brookings Institution, explores how to address the scope of global education challenges by scaling effective and innovative initiatives and improving system-wide approaches. CUE has launched a series of Real-time Scaling Labs with local partners around the world —including in Côte d’Ivoire in…

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IPA technical support and independent evaluation

By Melissa Archambault | February 14, 2020

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy non-profit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA brings together researchers and implementers to design, iteratively refine, and then rigorously evaluate solutions to ensure that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor. IPA supports our…

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