Bangladesh Early Years Preschool Program Impact Evaluation Midline Results


With its Early Years Preschool Program (EYPP), Save the Children has been providing the additional year of preschool to children at age 4. Children then begin the typical one-year pre-primary class at age 5 and to Grade 1 at age 6. This study aims to investigate the impacts of offering this additional year of pre-primary education in Bangladesh on child development outcomes and examines the benefits relative to the costs of the program. The study also examines the mechanisms through which the EYPP affects the outcomes of interest (e.g., children’s school readiness) and the operational and community conditions for program implementation.

Author: Elizabeth Spier, Kevin Kamto, Adria Molotsky, Azizur Rahman, Najmul Hossain, Zannatun Nahar, Hosneara Khondker
Organizations: American Institutes for Research, Data International, Save the Children
Date: August 1, 2019
Country: Bangladesh