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Impact evaluation of a peace building educational programme in Kyrgyzstan
Last registered on November 17, 2016

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Impact evaluation of a peace building educational programme in Kyrgyzstan
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0000587
Initial registration date
April 28, 2015
Last updated
November 17, 2016 3:56 AM EST
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
ISDC
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
PI Affiliation
UNU-MERIT
PI Affiliation
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
Additional Trial Information
Status
On going
Start date
2014-01-30
End date
2017-02-28
Secondary IDs
Abstract
Our study evaluates the impact of the peace building educational programme in public schools in three southern regions in Kyrgyzstan: Osh, Batken and Jalalabad. The programme is aimed to encourage inter-ethnic, religious and racial understanding, leadership and conflict resolution skills among youths in societies prone to conflict. Participants are expected to gain the skills and shift in perspectives needed to break cycles of intolerance and violence and to transit from a culture of conflict to a culture of participation. This study evaluates the impact of a pilot program and aims to determine whether the program effects (a) sustain in the short to medium term (i.e.12 months after the program ends); (b) spill over to untreated peers (or family members); and (c) have the potential to be scaled up to a (sub) national level.
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Registration Citation
Citation
Aladysheva, Anastasia et al. 2016. "Impact evaluation of a peace building educational programme in Kyrgyzstan." AEA RCT Registry. November 17. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.587-5.0
Former Citation
Aladysheva, Anastasia et al. 2016. "Impact evaluation of a peace building educational programme in Kyrgyzstan." AEA RCT Registry. November 17. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/587/history/11828
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Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
An intervention is a peace building training programme developed by the implementing agency with a primary goal to encourage inter-ethnic, religious and racial understanding, leadership and conflict resolution skills among youths in societies prone to conflict. The programme is planned to be implemented in secondary public schools in three southern regions in Kyrgyzstan, most affected during ethnic conflicts in 1990 and 2010: Osh, Jalalabad and Batken. The programme is designed for students aged between 15 and 18 in school grades 9 and 10. The local teachers from the intervention schools are trained in advance to deliver the programme to the students. The programme comprised three rounds and run from February until December 2014. At the end of each round, students were asked to complete a small-scale cooperative project.
Intervention Start Date
2014-02-17
Intervention End Date
2014-12-01
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
The outcomes of the intervention are the individual changes in attitude and behaviour of the trained students, and improved relations and interactions with students of other ethnicities and religion (improved networks).
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
We conducted matched-pair randomization using the sample of 30 eligible schools on the basis of observable school characteristics. We then randomly assigned half of them (15) to treatment and the other half (15) to control through a semi-public lottery. The control schools are wait listed for treatment after the end of the pilot programme (conditional on funding). Within each school, we received applications from motivated students that are willing to participate in the programme. In each treatment school, we randomly selected (through public lottery) 40 students that received trainings and 20 students for control. In each control school, we randomly selected 22 students for control (20 plus 2 for reserve). Having two types of control students, i.e. within school control students and control students from control schools allows us to measure spill-over effects from the programme.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Public lottery and randomization done in office by a computer
Randomization Unit
Schools and students in schools
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
20 schools
Sample size: planned number of observations
approx. 1100 students
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
10 schools
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
Institutional Review Board Services
IRB Approval Date
2014-03-04
IRB Approval Number
PW2.13.KY.IE LSBS
IRB Name
Institutional Review Board Services
IRB Approval Date
2014-07-14
IRB Approval Number
PW2.13.KY.IE LSBS
Post-Trial
Post Trial Information
Study Withdrawal
Intervention
Is the intervention completed?
No
Is data collection complete?
Data Publication
Data Publication
Is public data available?
No
Program Files
Program Files
Reports and Papers
Preliminary Reports
Relevant Papers