The main purpose of this pilot study was to test the instruments that were designed to study educational access, transitions and equity of children aged 3-15 years in communities and schools, in the field sites of the CREATE India study. The pilot study was conducted in a village named Amlidih, located in Dongargaon block, of Rajnandgaon district in the state of Chhattisgarh, India.
The pilot study was carried out in four stages. In the first stage of the pilot study, a survey was conducted of all the households in the village except for those without children aged 3- 15 years. In the second stage, data was collected from the schools. In the third stage, the research team went back to the households to collect data from selected children. In the fourth stage, a competency test was carried out in three schools of Amlidih, Ari and Konari villages. This report provides detailed accounts of the first three stages.
CREATE Fieldwork Report, 71 pp. Work in Progress.