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The Medium-Term Impacts of Girl-Friendly Schools: Seven-Year Evidence from School Construction in Burkina Faso

Harounan Kazianga, Leigh L. Linden, Ali Protik, Matthew Sloan

NBER Working Paper No. 26006
Issued in June 2019

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This paper is based on an evaluation of the second phase of the Burkina Faso’s BRIGHT program funded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), a U.S. government agency. We are grateful to several officials at MCC, for their help throughout the project. We are also grateful to the staff of MCA-Burkina Faso in Ouagadougou and to the officials from the Ministry of Education. We would like to thank Mikal Davis, Caroline Lauver, Isabel Krakoff and Cara Orfield for excellent research assistance. Finally, we would also like to thank seminar participants at APPAM, at MCA-Burkina, at MCC, at IFPRI and at the World Bank. Harounan Kazianga acknowledges the support of the Carson Priority Professorship. This research was also supported by grant P2CHD042849 Population Research Center, awarded to the Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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