A Cost Effectiveness Study of Two Digital Learning Innovations in China and the Philippines


One key component of program evaluations that is frequently overlooked is cost effectiveness analysis (CEA). CEA focuses on assessing productivity, often calculated in the form of a ratio generated by dividing the input (usually costs of resources, materials, labor, etc.) by the outputs (in education programs, usually learning gains). The purpose of such an analysis is to understand the impact that money invested has on improving the performance of the activity being measured.

The study sets out to measure the cost-effectiveness of two DL4D Sub-Projects—ELLND in the Philippines and ABRA in China. The study is expected to be completed by July 2017.

Principal Investigator: Charalambos VRASIDAS, Centre for the Advancement of Research and Development in Educational Technology, Cyprus

Research Sites: Philippines (nationwide) and Hunan, China