The Impact of a Food for Education Program on Schooling in Cambodia

Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies (APPS), 2014

14 Pages Posted: 9 Oct 2014

Date Written: February 12, 2014

Abstract

This study is an evaluation of the impact of a food for education program implemented in primary schools (grades 1-6) in six Cambodian provinces between 1999 and 2003. We find that school enrolment increased to varying degrees in relation to different designs of the intervention. We also investigate the effect of the program in terms of completed education and probability of having ever been in school, following up the affected cohorts in a 2009 survey. With an estimated cost of US$85 per additional child in school per year, the program can be considered very cost-effective within a comparable class of interventions.

Keywords: Food for Education; program evaluation; Cambodia; enrolment; cost-effectiveness

Suggested Citation

Cheung, Maria and Berlin, Maria, The Impact of a Food for Education Program on Schooling in Cambodia (February 12, 2014). Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies (APPS), 2014 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2507055

Maria Cheung (Contact Author)

Stockholm University ( email )

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Maria Berlin

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