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“This media product is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of Creative Associates International and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.”

School Dropout Prevention Program

The School Dropout Prevention Pilot (SDPP) program is a five-year multi-country program, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, aimed at mitigating student dropout from primary and secondary school. It's objective is to provide evidence-based programming guidance to USAID missions and countries in Asia and the Middle East (AME) on student dropout prevention by piloting and testing the effectiveness of dropout prevention interventions in four target countries: Cambodia, India, Tajikistan and Timor Leste.

School Dropout Prevention Lab

School Dropout Prevention Lab (SDPL) fosters the application of lessons learned as part of the USAID School Dropout Prevention Program implemented in Cambodia, India, Tajikistan, and Timor Leste. SDPL is also aimed at engaging communities of practice and sharing related resources among all SDPP stakeholders, current and future, including USAID, implementing partners, research and policy organizations, stakeholder communities and government officials. This platform provides project stakeholders with various features:

  • High-quality online and mobile courses that highlight best practices that allow identification of students who are at-risk of school dropout and provide targeted interventions to prevent them from doing so
  • Professional and social networking capacity through online communities of practice, closed and open user groups and real-time chat.
  • A knowledge management center where participants can share resources, such as manuals, toolkits, best practices, tip sheets, and other practical materials.

Setting the Context

Research shows that rather than being caused by a single event, dropping out of school is a process that can take place over several years. Through our research under the SDPP program, Creative Associates International has created two programming guides that provide practical guidance on how to structure, develop and implement two evidence-based dropout prevention interventions, which have proven successful in addressing dropout and dropout-related issues. Below you will find short introductory e-learning modules to both the guides.