Date: April 21, 2022


Khulisa is delighted to announce our chapter is about to be published in the forthcoming book called Effects of Government Mandates and Policies on Public Education in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.  Our chapter is titled: “How Learners Gained and Then Lost: The Importance of Sustaining Government Policies”. The chapter was co-authored by current Khulisa evaluators Leticia Taimo, Margaret Roper, and Jennifer Bisgard and former Khulisa evaluators Heather Dixon and Katharine Tjasink.


This is the ninth book in a series called “Research on Education in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Middle East”. This newest volume examines and analyzes the effects of government mandates and policies on the ever-expanding public education systems in countries across Africa, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.


Khulisa’s chapter examines the impact evaluation of an emergent literacy intervention in South Africa’s Western Cape Province, which took place from 2015 to 2018, and the challenges of maintaining increased learner achievement after provincially mandated support for the intervention ended. The evaluation was funded by the United States Agency for International Development.  To read the full impact evaluation see :


The book is not yet in print, but please pre-order it on the IAP website.

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