Data Must Speak: Chad

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UNICEF/UN0294691/UNICEF Frank Dejongh


The Chadian education system faces many challenges. It is therefore important to understand which resources and contextual factors are associated with good academic performance in Chad.

By merging and analyzing existing administrative databases in Chad, this report makes it possible to identify important associations between school inputs and performance of primary schools in Chad. These results will be able to inform existing public policies as well as investments in the education sector.

Data Must Speak – a global initiative implemented since 2014 – aims to fill evidence gaps to alleviate the learning crisis using existing data. DMS research on positive model approaches is co-created and implemented jointly with Ministries of Education and key partners. DMS research draws on mixed methods and innovative approaches (i.e. positive modeling approach, behavioral science, implementation research and implementation science). scale) to generate knowledge and practical lessons on “what works”, “why” and “how” to scale concrete solutions for national policy makers and the international community.

DMS research is currently implemented in 14 countries: Brazil, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Ghana, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Madagascar, Mali, Nepal, Niger, United Republic of Tanzania, Chad, Togo and Zambia .

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