Abstract: Non-Cognitive Skills Impact Evaluation


This summer I will be spending six weeks in Monrovia, Liberia assisting with conducting an impact evaluation on the nascent Monrovia Football Academy. Specifically, I aim to test whether the Academy fosters positive non-cognitive skills among its students, such as more trust for interethnic-students, or simply more prosocial behaviors. I will utilize behavioral outcomes to measure these factors, as many impact evaluations are limited by their dependence on surveys and interviews.

This research is of critical importance, as the Liberian school system is currently experiencing hardship given the difficulties of administering the program after the long civil war and the recent ebola outbreak.