Massachusetts Institute of Technology

For Support Of The Election Data And Science Lab

  • Amount
    $1,400,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/14/2016
  • Term
    42 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
The MIT Election Data and Science Lab will be established to advance and disseminate scientific knowledge about the conduct of elections, primarily in the United States but with attention to the rest of the world. By addressing the multiple audiences of academic researchers, the general public, and practitioners, it will serve a unique role among individuals and institutions dedicated to improving the conduct of American elections and support a growing network of election science research centers across the U.S.
About the Grantee
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Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
Grants to this Grantee
for supporting local NGOs to grow and innovate on the TaRL approach in Africa  
Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) is a pedagogical approach that involves evaluating children using a simple assessment tool, and then grouping them according to learning level rather than age or grade. The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and its partner Pratham have extensively evaluated this approach, showing that it substantially raises reading and math learning outcomes. With this grant, J-PAL and Pratham will launch a competitive implementation funding window for local African NGOs. These NGOs will develop and expand locally grounded approaches to TaRL, share innovations with and learn from the TaRL Africa Community of Practice, and support governments considering implementing TaRL.

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