Education and Training

Education can be an important driver of social and economic development. The more education citizens have, the better their potential for employment, income generation, and social wellbeing. Education has even been linked to improved gender equality and political stability. From conducting research to strengthen the evidence for interventions that improve early grade reading, to conducting impact evaluations of literacy interventions in Uganda and the former republic of Georgia, to using social media and phone surveys to track participants in a vocational training program in Namibia, NORC researchers have been providing the data that allow governments and nongovernmental organizations to make more effective investments in education access and quality.

Representative Projects

CollegePoint Virtual Advising Program Evaluation Surveys. ​NORC has been contracted to field up to three surveys beginning in 2016 to inform the evaluation of the CollegePoint Virtual Advising Program. This study is being conducted by America Achieves in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies' CollegePoint Initiative. More

Evaluation of the USAID / Georgia Primary Education Project (G-PriEd). ​The USAID/Georgia Primary Education Project (G-PriEd) is a 5-year (2011-2016) pilot designed to provide comprehensive assistance to improve reading and math skills in 122 schools in Georgia. This project, implemented by Chemonics International, is in line with the Georgian government's reforms to change the education system from a teacher-centered model to a student-centered model. The program provided in-service training and ongoing support for teachers and principals, and equipped teachers with students' assessments tools that informed teachers on their students' performance, among other resources.  More

Performance and Impact Evaluation of USAID/Uganda School Health and Reading Project (SHRP). NORC is the prime contractor to USAID/Uganda to conduct a performance and impact evaluation of the School Health and Reading Program (SHRP), currently being implemented in 15 districts in Uganda. SHRP includes two sets of intervention: (1) an Early Grade Reading intervention targeted at students Grades 1-3, and (2) an HIV/AIDS intervention targeted at upper primary and secondary school students. NORC is responsible for designing and implementing the midterm and end-of-project performance evaluations and annual impact evaluations for this program.  More

Togo Service Delivery Indicators (Health). The World Bank has contracted NORC to carry out data collection, produce a clean data set, deliver a country report, and create a data archive for the Service Delivery Indicator (SDI) survey of health clinics in Togo. The SDI is a set of 20 indicators designed to examine the availability of staff and resources in the health and education sectors in over a dozen African countries via in-depth surveys of clinic/school management as well as individual clinicians and teachers.  More


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Lance A. Selfa

Lance A. Selfa
Principal Research Scientist