What it takes to replicate a gender equality programme
Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)-affiliated researcher Seema Jayachandran, evaluated a novel curriculum, titled 'Taaron ki Toli' (Gang of Stars), designed to address pervasive gender bias in India. Seema's evaluation found that the programme was successful at fostering progressive gender attitudes, even two years after the programme's completion in Haryana.
J-PAL South Asia and Breakthrough are now partnering with the governments of Odisha and Punjab to scale the programme to reach 3 million children per year across the two states. The curriculum combines in-class discussions and homework, such as writing stories and conversing with family about gender issues.