WEBINAR: How can the research community contribute to measuring SDG 4?

The UIS is hosting a series of webinars to support the implementation of the SDG 4 – Education 2030 Agenda at the national, regional and international levels. February 16, 2017, 10 – 11am EST Moderator: Albert Motivans, UNESCO Institute for Statistics Panelists: Hirokazu Yoshikawa (NYU/Global TIES), Mame Ibra Ba (INEADE, Senegal), Christine Beggs (USAID), Dominic Richardson (UNICEF Office […]

BLOG: Selecting Indicators of Healthy Early Childhood Development

On the Al Jazeera TV news this evening, Dr Priscilla Atwani Idele, a statistics expert at UNICEF HQ in New York, with considerable field experience in sub-Saharan Africa, was interviewed on the remarkable reduction of infant mortality around the world since 1990. Over the past 25 years the rate has been reduced by more than […]

WEBINAR: ECD Measurement Workshop May 27th 2015

You are cordially invited via Live Webstream Workshop on ECD Measurement for Preschool Children (Aged 3-6) Wednesday, May 27, 2015 || 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Agenda  (if you have problems accessing the agenda click here) Please join us for an online discussion with experts focusing on the measurement of intermediate and final early childhood development […]

BLOG: VALIDATING A U.S. TOOL TO ASSESS QUALITY OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IN CHILE

This blog provides an overview of the main findings of a recently published article in Child Development, “Teacher-Child Interactions in Chile and their Associations with Prekindergarten Outcomes” by Diana Leyva, Christina Weiland, Clara Barata, Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Catherine Snow, Ernesto Trevino, and Andrea Rolla. To receive a copy of the full article, email Diana Leyva. Chilean preschool […]

“Development Impact” Blog: How standard is a standard deviation?

How standard is a standard deviation? A cautionary note on using SDs to compare across impact evaluations in education re-posted from: Development Impact (a World Bank Blog) Guest post by Abhijeet Singh Last week on this blog, David wondered whether we should give up on using SDs for comparing effect sizes across impact evaluations. I […]

LOOKING FOR: Mental health/self-esteem scales for youth (18-25) in Marocco

By Kevin Hempel:   I am looking for advice regarding appropriate scales/survey questions to assess youth mental health and self-esteem in developing countries. This is in the context of an impact evaluation of a youth employment program in Morocco for youth 18-25. The youth tend to be from a low-income background but do not necessarily […]