JICA Ogata Research Institute



Senior Research FellowFull-time

Educational Background

Obtained a bachelor’s degree at International Christian University, in March 2002
Obtained a master’s degree at Graduate School of Economics, Hosei University, in March 2016
Obtained a doctor degree at Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University, in March 2022

Career Background

From July 2022, JICA Ogata Research Institute
From July 2019 to June 2022, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hiroshima University
From April 2019 to June 2019, Basic education group, Human Development Department, JICA
From August 2018 to March 2019, Secretariat of Global Partnership for Education
From April 2016 to August 2018, Basic education group, Human Development Department, JICA
From March 2014 to March 2016, Financial Cooperation Implementation Department
From July 2012 to February 2014, JICA Yokohama Center
From February 2009 to July 2012, JICA Senegal Office
From July 2005 to April 2007, Human Development Department, JICA
From April 2002 to June 2005, Secretariat of Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers, JICA

Major Publications

(1) Academic journals

Maruyama, Takao and Takashi Kurosaki. 2022. "Developing Textbooks to Improve Math Learning in Primary Education: Empirical Evidence from El Salvador." Economic Development and Cultural Change.

Maruyama, Takao. 2022. "Strengthening Support of Teachers for Students to Improve Learning Outcomes in Mathematics: Empirical Evidence on a Structured Pedagogy Program in El Salvador.International Journal of Educational Research. Vol. 115: 101977.

Maruyama, Takao, Akiko Kageyama and Nobuhiro Kunieda. 2022. "Region-wide initiative to expand girls’ enrollment in primary education in Niger: A case of collective impact for educational development.International Journal of Educational Development. Vol. 91: 102580.

Maruyama, Takao and Takashi Kurosaki. 2021. “Do Remedial Activities using Math Workbooks Improve Student Learning? Empirical Evidence from Scaled-up Interventions in Niger.World Development, 148: 105659. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2021.105659

(2) Working papers

Maruyama, Takao and Kengo Igei. 2023. "Scaling up Interventions to Improve Basic Reading: Evidence from Madagascar after the COVID-19 Pandemic Shock on Education." JICA Ogata Research Institute Discussion Paper, No. 4.

Maruyama, Takao and Igei Kengo. 2022. "Community-Wide Support for Primary Students to Improve Basic Reading and Math Learning: Empirical Evidence from Madagascar" SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4076787.

Maruyama, Takao and Takashi Kurosaki. 2021. "Developing Textbooks to Improve Student Math Learning: Empirical evidence from El Salvador." JICA Ogata Research Institute Working Paper, No. 217.

Maruyama, Takao. 2021. “Strengthening teacher support for students to learn math better: Empirical evidence on a structured pedagogy programme in El Salvador. JICA Ogata Research Institute Working Paper, No. 222. 

Maruyama, Takao, and Akiko Kageyama. 2021. “A Method of School Management to Establish a Collaboration among Parents, Teachers and Community Members to Improve Children Learning: A Case of JICA Ecole pour tous Project.” JICA Field Report, No. 6. JICA Ogata Research Institute. (in Japanese).

(3) Contribution to a book chapter

Hara, Masahiro, Takao Maruyama, Akiko Kageyama, and Nobuhiro Kunieda. 2020. "Quality Learning through Community-wide Collaboration: A Methodology to Overcome the Learning Crisis in Niger." In M. Nishimura (Ed.), Community participation with schools in developing countries: Towards equitable and inclusive basic education for all. Routledge Research in Educational Equality and Diversity Series. New York & Oxon: Routledge.

Kunieda, Nobuhiro, Takao Maruyama, Akiko Kageyama, and Masahiro Hara. 2020. "Educational Development through Community-wide Collaboration: How to Establish a Sustainable Community-wide Initiative to Improve Education." In M. Nishimura (Ed.). op.cit.

(4) Doctoral Dissertation

Maruyama, Takao. 2022. Studies on Effective Interventions to Improve Math Learning in Low- and Lower-Middle-Income Countries. Doctoral Dissertation, Hitotsubashi University.



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