CEGA is excited to welcome three new EASST visiting fellows to California this spring: Anthony
Mveyange (Tanzania), John Bosco Asiimwe (Uganda), and Fredrick Manang (Tanzania). All three fellows will spend the semester in Berkeley auditing courses, presenting their research at seminars, visiting other campuses in the CEGA network, and designing impact evaluations in partnership with CEGA researchers.
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by Constantine Manda, Senior Research Analyst at Twaweza, and EASST Visiting Fellow during Fall, 2012.
Twaweza, an East Africa-wide NGO headquartered in Dar es Salaam, recently polled a nationally representative sample of adult Tanzanians through their mobile phones (the survey is called Sauti za Wananchi, which means the Voices of the People in Kiswahili) on their views of the state of primary school education. The survey finds that most parents, despite being informed of low performance of their children, have low expectations that their children actually can perform well in basic literacy and arithmetic tests. Specifically, only about a third of parents think three-quarters and more of children should be able to pass a simple Grade 2-level arithmetic and literacy test.
CEGA's Scientific Director Paul Gertler and past EASST Visiting Fellow Jeanine Condo have co-authored a paper published in the Journal of Health Economics, "Using provider performance incentives to increase HIV testing and counseling services in Rwanda".