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Sri Lanka : investment in human capital (English)

Education is one of the most important determinants of economic performance in the modern world. This is true of both countries and individuals. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 89923 MAY 01, 2014

Aturupane, Harsha ; Savchenko, Yevgeniya ; Shojo, Mari ; Larsen, Kurt

Educational attainment in Afghanistan : an economic analysis (English)

Afghanistan's ability to enhance its human capital resources will determine the course of the nation's future economic, human and social development. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 80121 JUL 01, 2013

Auturupane, Harsha; Gunatilake, Ramani; Shojo, Mari; Ebenezer, Roshini

Educational, economic welfare and subjective well-being in Afghanistan (English)

Education is universally recognized as one of the key determinants of socio-economic security and welfare. The link between education and increased individual earnings has been widely documented: there is a large body of cross-country evidence that education enhances the employability, productivity and income earning capacity of individuals. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 80122 JUL 01, 2013

Auturupane, Harsha; Gunatilake, Ramani; Shojo, Mari; Ebenezer, Roshini

Transforming primary education in Sri Lanka : from a 'subject' of education to a 'stage' of education (English)

Sri Lanka is a lower-middle income country with a per capita income of approximately US$ 2,400, and a population of around 20 million people. Sri Lanka's high rate of literacy is due to its sustained growth through the twentieth century. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 80316 JUL 01, 2013

Little, Angela; Aturupane, Harsha; Shojo, Mari

School-based education improvement initiatives : the experience and options for Sri Lanka (English)

Most developing countries following independence opted for strong central control and direction of the education system, partly because of limited resources and the need to plan carefully and partly because of a felt need to create a sense of national unity among diverse ethnic and linguistic groups. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 77759 MAY 01, 2013

Aturupane, Harsha; Kellaghan, Thomas; Shojo, Mari

Expanding access and enhancing the economic benefits of education in the Maldives : challenges and prospects (English)

Human capital is the central determinant of economic well-being and social advancement in the modern global economy. The key characteristic that distinguishes between advanced economies, middle-income economies and low-income economies is the knowledge content of their economic activities and production processes. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 68615 MAY 01, 2012

Aturupane, Harsha; Shojo, Mari

Enhancing the Quality of Education in the Maldives : Challenges and prospects (English)

The quality of education is a major policy challenge facing the Maldives. The country achieved the first generation objective of providing universal access to basic education through rapid expansion of enrollment. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 67918 FEB 01, 2012

Aturupane, Harsha; Shojo, Mari

Strengthening science education in Sri Lanka (English)

Scientific literacy is essential to stimulate an environment conducive to new knowledge generation, discovery and innovation. A quality school science education is central to building a scientifically literate population. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 64527 AUG 01, 2011

Aturupane, Harsha; Dissanayake, Visaka; Jayewardene, Romaine; Shojo, Mari; Sonnadara, Upul

Strengthening mathematics education in Sri Lanka (English)

A well-informed and knowledgeable community is of vital importance for the economic and social development of a modem society. The knowledge and skills required for present day activities are much more complex than those required in the past. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 64526 JUL 01, 2011

Aturupane, Harsha; Dissanayake, Visaka; Jayewardene, Romaine; Shojo, Mari; Sonnadara, Upul

Higher education in the Maldives : an evolving seascape (English)

The Republic of Maldives, a middle-income country of extraordinary natural beauty, is one of the most advanced nations in South Asia. The Maldives consists of an archipelago of nearly 1,200 islands and a population of approximately 400,000 inhabitants; 310,000 Maldivians and 90,000 expatriate workers. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 63489 MAY 01, 2011

Aturupane, Harsha; Fielden, John; Mikhail, Samih; Shojo, Mari