Data driven Decision Making and Tech-based Practices for Public Education System in Pakistan


About the Event

Targeted Instruction Program (TIP) is a large-scale, RCT-embedded post-COVID remedial education program that examines whether supporting existing teachers through ready-made easily available tools and low-cost technology can help primary-level students catch up to their grade level by mastering foundational skills in Urdu, Math and English. In this session, we will discuss critical constraints that this intervention resolves, findings from this large-scale program with a focus on data-driven decision making within the classroom, and looking ahead how tech-based targeted instruction practices can be sustained within the public education system.


Name Title Biography
Dr. Christina Brown Assistant Professor, Economics, University of Chicago Dr. Christina Brown, a distinguished development economist, currently holds the position of Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at the University of Chicago. She is also affiliated with CERP as a Research Fellow and Principal Investigator. Dr. Brown's research endeavors focus on labor and education market imperfections, particularly delving into issues related to asymmetric information. Having earned her PhD at the University of California, Berkeley, she brings a robust academic foundation to her work. Notably, she has served on the advisory board for the DFID Pakistan KP Education Sector Program Evaluation.
Maleeha Hameed McCourt Scholar, McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University Maleeha Hameed is currently a Master of International Development Policy (MIDP) candidate and a recipient of the prestigious McCourt Scholar Award at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. From 2020 to 2023, she led the Learning and Educational Achievements in Pakistan Schools (LEAPS) program at the Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP) including the Targeted Instruction in Pakistan (TIP) program. Before joining CERP, Maleeha was part of the inaugural team at the LUMS School of Education (SOE), where she actively contributed to the launch of the school and its first graduate degree program and secured visibility for the new School in donor and policy circles. Hameed holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and politics from LUMS in 2017, and is committed to driving social impact through educational innovation at the intersection of policy, research, and practice.


Name Title Biography
Hamna Tariq Program Manager, Education, Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP) Hamna Tariq manages the education research portfolio at CERP. She holds an MPhil in Education Leadership and Management from the Lahore University of Management Sciences. She has extensive experience in policy engagement, stakeholder management, intervention design and implementation. In her current role, she is leading the Pakistan country research team for FCDO-funded What Works Hub for Global Education program with the aim to turn evidence on learning into reality in low- and middle-income countries.

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Decision makers Academics Education

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