This project documents the pivoted services offered by government schools, private schools, and other formal and informal service providers during the pandemic and understand how parents perceived these pivoted services.
This project was funded by Templeton World Charity Foundation. They support projects that will form a robust pipeline of innovations aimed at improving key aspects of human flourishing.
This gallery is a collection of insights on services offered by government schools, private schools, and other service providers, how parents perceived these efforts, and the way students performed.
Captures the parental choice and preference of ~6000 parents across five districts of rural Jharkhand.
It showcases how and to what extent, various players—government and private, formal and informal—were able to address the educational needs of low-income children during the pandemic and contribute to their overall well-being.
Senior Fellow, Research & Training Programs
Senior Associate, Research & Training Programs
Associate, Research & Training Programs
It is important to find out how state and non-state actors innovated and catered to children from low-income families during the lockdown period.
This problem becomes more complicated as several children may not have access to steady power supply, internet, and smartphones.
Jharkhand has a complex demographic with nearly 25% of its total population consisting of tribal communities. It also has one of the lowest per capita incomes in India. We conducted a survey of 6000 parents across the following 5 districts of Jharkhand — Bokaro, Dhanbad, East Singhbhum, Ramgarh and Ranchi.
From each of these districts, we randomly selected 60 villages for the survey. Within these villages, on average, we surveyed 20 households.
This study compares the services offered by government schools, private schools, and other service providers, how parents perceived these efforts, and the way students performed.
We undertook the study to provide researchers, policymakers, and educators with relevant data and hope that this will form the basis for future research on the K-12 sector.