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How to apply Smart Buy's evidence in country education investment decisions

Webinar organized by: FCDO, The World Bank
(Past event)

Event type: Webinar

Related research: Education

events23 July 2021time10:00 - 11:00 ET

How to apply Smart Buys evidence in country education investment decisions? Webinar organized by: FCDO, The World Bank

This event focused on sharing lessons on the implementation and contextualization of Smart Buys evidence at country level by the Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel (GEEAP). Kwame Akyeampong from The Open University and GEEAP co-chair facilitated the conversation and introduced the Smart Buys.  Rachel Glennerster the Chief Economist at the FCDO, Thomas Dreesen from the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti and Halsey Rogers from the World Bank provided a deeper dive into the findings of the Smart Buys report. Noam Angrist from the World Bank, Oxford and Yong 1ove introduced a country contextualization approach, while Moitshepi Matsheng from Young 1ove and Chairperson of the Botswana National Youth Council shared a real world example of this contextualization process from Botswana.





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