How can the focus of the National Education Policy on universal foundational literacy and numeracy be realized in North India?

Project overview

The main project is taking place in India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh. It is also among the poorest states, with worse educational outcomes and a larger share of the population comprising school-aged children than the national average.

Our goal is to study implementation and policy delivery at scale. To this end, we are working in close partnership with the government of Uttar Pradesh to evaluate reforms delivered by government functionaries using government channels.

Children sit on the floor with writing tools. Photo by Akshayapatra Foundation, Pixabay.

Fast facts

Main project: Uttar Pradesh foundational literacy and numeracy mission

Host and partner institutions: J-PAL South Asia, Central Square Foundation

Time period: 2023–2028

Co-funder: The Gates Foundation