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The BRIGHT program was designed to improve the educational outcomes of children in Burkina Faso.1 It focused on girls in particular and was implemented in 132 rural villages throughout the 10 provinces of the country in which girls’ enrollment rates were lowest. It consisted of constructing primary schools with three classrooms and implementing a set of complementary interventions. These included inputs such as separate latrines for boys and girls; canteens; take-home rations and textbooks; and "soft" components, such as a mobilization campaign, literacy training, and capacity building among local partners (see Box 1 for details). The program was implemented during 2005 to 2008.


Levy, Dan, Harounan Kazianga, Leigh Linden, and Matt Sloan. "Impact Evaluation of Burkina Faso's BRIGHT Program, Final Report." Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., May 2009.