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Conditional Cash Transfer - Increased Net Enrolment Rate by 7.1%

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Strategy researched

Conditional cash transfer programme in Indonesia that seeks to improve academic performance of the most economically vulnerable students by ensuring increased student school enrolment and attendance at elementary and junior high school level

Impact achieved

The Program Keluarga Harapan (PKH) increased net enrolment rate by 7.1% and the gross participation rate for junior high school students by 7.6%. PKH significantly improved student attendance at the elementary level (6.76%). PKH delivered significant results in terms of school examination achievement at the junior high school level for Bahasa Indonesia, Mathematics, and English.

Country of study

Indonesia

Research methodology

RCT with 14,400 households

Journal

Cogent Social Sciences; 2017

Journal paper title and link

Evaluation of poverty alleviation policy: Can conditional cash transfers improve the academic performance of poor students in Indonesia?

Excerpt from Abstract

"Evaluation of the PKH found that it has been able to increase net enrolment rate by 7.1% and the gross participation rate for junior high school students by 7.6%. Nonetheless, PKH has yet to yield significant increases in enrolment and gross participation rate at the primary school level. PKH significantly improves student attendance at the elementary level but, contrarily, has not shown a significant impact on junior high school attendance. PKH delivers significant results in terms of school examination achievement at the junior high school level for Bahasa Indonesia, Mathematics and English, as well as national examinations for Mathematics. However, the basic education in Indonesia is still unable to address issues of the teacher absenteeism (in both elementary and junior high schools) and the lack of quality educational facilities."

 

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