Providing Quality Education in Afghanistan: Latest Research Findings

How can we ensure that girls and boys living in conflict-affected regions have equitable access to quality education?

We are delighted to announce that Professors Dana Burde and Cyrus Samii will present findings from New York University’s USAID-funded Assessment of Learning Outcomes and Social Effects of Community-Based Education in Afghanistan (ALSE) on Friday, December 2nd at the Center for Global Development (CGD) in Washington, DC from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm.

The panel will be hosted by Justin Sandefur, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development. Discussants include:

  • William Hammink, Assistant to the Administrator in the Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs (OAPA), USAID
  • Mohammad Ibrahim Shinwari, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education, Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
  • Barnett Rubin, Senior Fellow and Associate Director of Center for International Cooperation’s Afghanistan Pakistan Regional Program
  • Annette Brown, Director, Research and Evaluation Strategic Initiative, FHI 360

Researchers will present ALSE’s randomized controlled trial studying the effectiveness of various Community-Based Education (CBE) program models on children’s attendance, learning, and communities’ trust in government, as well as next steps in the research and the benefits of MoE- and USAID-academic partnerships. Discussants will review these findings, next steps, and partnerships.

*The CIRF series is an academic research seminar that brings some of the world’s leading development scholars to discuss their new research and ideas. The presentations are at times technical, but retain a focus on a mixed audience of researchers and policymakers. There’s more about the series here.

NYU ALSE team