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Evaluating the benefits and costs of alternative ICT uses in education

The objective of this study is to provide a comprehensive evaluation of different ICT policies. The project will look at three common uses of ICT technology that differ widely in costs: delivery of standardized lessons through video technology, assisted learning through computers, and one-laptop-per child schemes. A group of consultants will be hired to design comparable instruments for the delivery of common curricular material (e.g., geometry) in all three formats, appropriate teacher training and design of narrow and broad evaluation instruments. The specific objectives are: i) to estimate the relative cost-effectiveness of different technologies to improve the learning of mathematics; ii) to evaluate the impact of the before mentioned technologies on other result variables of interest, y iii) to strengthen the institutionalism of Costa Rica and other countries of the region through the development of didactic material, student evaluations and teacher training linked to the teaching of mathematics and the use of technology.

Project Detail



Project Number


Approval Date

December 9, 2010

Project Status


Project Type

Technical Cooperation





Lending Instrument


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Environmental Classification

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

Total Cost

USD 1,050,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 310,000.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 740,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/SF-12579-RG Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Fund for Special Operations Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/SF-12579-RG
  • Lending Type: Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Fund for Special Operations
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable

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Implementation Phase
Technical Cooperation Agreement
Convenio - Evaluación de Costos y Beneficios de Distintos Usos de TICs en Educación.pdf
Apr. 23, 2020

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