M Bhoj Reddy and EV Ram Reddi Endowment Lectures (14 Nov 2019)

The Incredible Difficulty of Following Success with Success: Why Schooling to Learning Is so Very Hard

RISE Research Director Lant Pritchett was recently invited to speak at the M Bhoj Reddy and EV Ram Reddi Endowment Lectures on 14 November 2019 in Hyderabad, India. Acknowledging India's impressive transformational success in expanding the number of children in school and the number of grades completed, Pritchett noted that the increase in access has not translated into learning outcomes.

There’s Less to “More” (Access) Than Meets the Eye

One wonderful thing about technology is that sometimes it connects you with people who have already done most of the work for you.  If one wants to know how children in different countries progress through school, and what that implies about the prospects for reaching targets of universal secondary schooling through a “more access” strategy, most of the hard work is already done.  Deon Filmer at the World Bank, who headed the recent