J-PAL Policy Briefcase: Booked for Learning

Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab
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Sa Aklat Sisikat Foundation
Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab
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In a randomized evaluation by Columbia University and UT Austin researchers, the Poverty Action Lab investigated the impact of a one-month "read-a-thon" program sponsored by an NGO in the Philippines. It was discovered that the read-a-thon immediately increased reading activity and improved reading test scores. 

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