Improving Early Grade Reading in Food Insecure Communities

From 2015 to 2017, World Education Nepal  partnered with the World Food Programme
(WFP) to improve reading outcomes among Grade 1
Grade 3 students in 1,040 schools in six Far Western and Mid-Western food insecure districts that have generally poor educational outcomes. Results from the 2017 Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) indicate that the collaborative effort to improve students’ ability to learn by addressing nutrition while simultaneously improving the quality of instruction has led to impressive results with a high return on investment: At baseline, only 1% of Grade 3 students could read at grade level; after two years, a majority of students can. This brief provides an overview of the project interventions and results.

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