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Closing gaps: The impact of teacher quality on the learning outcomes of poor children
This TC is an impact evaluation which will analyze (1) the impact of teacher quality on learning outcomes, and (2) the impact of a pilot intervention to reform in-service training for teachers on learning outcomes for students from poor backgrounds. The basic objectives of the TC are three: 1. Identify those aspects of teacher-student interactions that result in improved learning outcomes among students in early grades, especially among the poorest students; these are the students who enter primary school with large delays in terms of their cognitive development and school readiness. 2. Assess the suitability of the CLASS as a management tool for educational systems in the region. 3. Conduct and carefully evaluate a pilot of a reform to in-service training of teachers based on the results of the CLASS.

Project Detail



Project Number


Approval Date

November 15, 2011

Project Status


Project Type

Technical Cooperation





Lending Instrument


Lending Instrument Code




Facility Type


Environmental Classification

Likely to cause minimal or no negative environmental and associated social impacts

Total Cost

USD 900,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 0.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 900,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/OC-13003-EC Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Ordinary Capital Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/OC-13003-EC
  • Lending Type: Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Ordinary Capital
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable

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Other Documents
IDB Basic Documents
Can Better Teachers Compensate for Early Deficits_ Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Ecuador [38591027].PDF
Feb. 12, 2014
Implementation Phase
Technical Cooperation Agreement
Convenio - Programa Cerrando Brechas_El impacto de la calidad de los maestros en los resultados de aprendizaje de estudiantes en condiciones de pobreza.pdf
Mar. 12, 2020

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