Social Service Delivery

Rachel Glennerster (IGC, Executive Director, J-PAL), Bidemi Carrol (World Bank), and Victor Hastings Spain (Sierra Leone Water Company) gave presentations. Presenters discussed that access to health and education has improved sharply since the civil war, but quality remains a major problem. Making curricula more relevant and targeted at the level of the child was critical for improved learning and an innovative approach being tested in Ghana might be a way forward. Improving the accountability of educators and health workers was critical to address chronic absenteeism. Mass delivery of cheap health prevention can bring massive gains and alternative technologies can improve rural water delivery at lower cost.