DFM is a large scale policy pilot that aimed to reduce drop-out rates in Peru. The project provided families with information about the economic and social returns of completing basic education and completing tertiary education. In this way, the intervention corrects families’ erroneous expectations about the benefits of studying and improve their education investment decisions.
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A joint initiative between the Ministry of Education of Peru and Innovations for Poverty Action to collect information about the transition between higher education and the labor market. Three surveys were collected: an undergraduate student survey, a college graduates survey, and an employers survey.
Building a better future with informed investment in higher education: Evaluating the impact of personalized provision of information on earnings and financial aid in the Dominican Republic
As a joint initiative between J-PAL and the Social Policy Coordination Cabinet (GCPS) from the Dominican government, we are implementing and evaluating a policy pilot intended to increase access to post-secondary education among the young vulnerable population of the Dominican Conditional Cash Transfer Program (PROSOLI). To achieve this goal, the project aims to equip PROSOLI’s social workers with an Artificial Intelligence Assistant -through a mobile APP- that will provide customized guidance to senior high school students in their transition to tertiary education.
Published in Catalyzing Development through ICT Adoption. Springer, Cham, 2017
This study discusses the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs), especially the Internet, in three Latin American capitals in people’s ability to attain the lifestyle they value and how inequalities in this ability can be explained by sociodemographic characteristics that do not depend on the individual’s decisions.
Recommended citation: Barrantes R., Vargas E. (2017). "Inequalities in the Appropriation of Digital Spaces in Metropolitan Areas of Latin America. " In: Kaur H., Lechman E., Marszk A. (eds) Catalyzing Development through ICT Adoption. Springer, Cham . https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-56523-1_11#citeas
Published in IDEICE - policy briefs, 2018
Learning the value of Education (AVE) is a large scale policy pilot implemented in the Dominican Republic from 2014 to 2016. The initiative consisted of delivering students information about the economic and social returns of education to reduce school drop-out rates. After being evaluated, the program has been scaled up in all the country.
Recommended citation: Instituto Dominicano de Evaluacin e Investigacin de la Calidad Educativa (2018). " Policy brief: Learning the value of Education in the Dominican Republic Number 10." IDEICE - policy briefs . www.ideice.gob.do/documentacion/informes-usepe.html-p188
Different paths and same destinations? An analysis of the convergence in Internet usage patterns between different age groups
Published in The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 2019
The present article delves into the understanding of the digital gap that divides the younger and older populations in Latin American cities, and the convergence in their Internet usage patterns.
Recommended citation: Barrantes, R., and Vargas, E. (2019). " Do different paths take to the same destination?: An analysis of the convergence of Internet usage patterns among different age groups ." The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries . 1(1). https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/isd2.12105