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Teacher Professional Development around the World : The Gap between Evidence and Practice (English)

Teachers, like all professionals, require ongoing professional development opportunities to improve their skills. This paper provides evidence on effective professional development characteristics and how at-scale programs incorporate those characteristics. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8572 AUG 30, 2018

Popova,Anna; Evans,David; Breeding,Mary E.; Arancibia,Violeta Disclosed

What really works to improve learning in developing countries? An analysis of divergent findings in systematic reviews (English)

Over the course of just two years, at least six reviews have examined interventions that seek to improve learning outcomes in developing countries. ... See More +

Journal Article 129180 OCT 05, 2016

Evans, David K.; Popova,Anna Disclosed

Training teachers on the job : what works and how to measure it (English)

A significant body of research demonstrates that teachers and the quality of their teaching are crucial components of student learning. Many teachers in resource-poor environments have limited knowledge, skills, or motivation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7834 SEP 26, 2016

Popova,Anna; Evans,David; Arancibia,Violeta Disclosed

The World Bank Research Observer 31 (2) (English)

The World Bank Research Observer is intended for anyone who has a professional interest in development. Observer articles are written to be accessible to nonspecialist readers; contributors examine key issues in development economics, survey the literature and the latest World Bank research, and debate issues of development policy. ... See More +

Publication 140544 AUG 01, 2016

Channa,Anila Ahsan; Faguet,Jean-Paul; Evans,David; Popova,Anna; Smith,Vincent Hugh; Clist, Paul Disclosed

Out of school and out of work: a diagnostic of ninis in Latin America (English)

Using all the household survey data available in Latin America during the period 1992 to 2013, this paper estimates that in 2015, 20 million youth ages 15 to 24 years in the region were out of school and not working (making them ninis, for "ni estudian ni trabajan"). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7548 JAN 28, 2016

De Hoyos Navarro,Rafael E.; Popova,Anna; Rogers,F. Halsey Disclosed

Following Mexican youth : a short-run study of time use decisions (English)

This paper exploits data from a rotating panel that follows individuals for four quarters to shed light on the factors driving the time use decisions and restrictions faced by Mexican youth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7534 JAN 18, 2016

Baron,Juan; Popova,Anna; Sanchez Diaz,Angelica Maria Disclosed

Do the poor waste cash transfers? (English)

Dozens of countries have implemented cash transfer programs. In at least 20 studies, researchers have measured how people who receive the transfers spend their money. ... See More +

Brief 98627 AUG 01, 2015

Evans,David; Popova,Anna Disclosed

Health-care worker mortality and the legacy of the Ebola epidemic (English)

The recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa will leave a legacy significantly deeper than the morbidity and mortality caused directly by the disease. ... See More +

Journal Article 100216 JUL 09, 2015

Evans, David K.; Goldstein,Markus P.; Popova,Anna Disclosed

The next wave of deaths from Ebola ? the impact of health care worker mortality (English)

The ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa has put a huge strain on already weak health systems. Ebola deaths have been disproportionately concentrated among health care workers, exacerbating existing skill shortages in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in a way that will negatively affect the health of the populations even after Ebola has been eliminated. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7344 JUL 08, 2015

Evans,David; Goldstein,Markus P.; Popova,Anna Disclosed

What really works to improve learning in developing countries ? an analysis of divergent findings in systematic reviews (English)

In the past two years alone, at least six systematic reviews or meta-analyses have examined the interventions that improve learning outcomes in low- and middle-income countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7203 FEB 26, 2015

Evans,David-000213993; Popova,Anna Disclosed

Orphans and Ebola : estimating the secondary impact of a public health crisis (English)

The 2014 Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in West Africa is the largest to date by far. Ebola Virus Disease causes disproportionate mortality among the working-age population, resulting in far more mortality for parents of young children than other health crises. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7196 FEB 01, 2015

Evans, David K.; Popova, Anna Disclosed

Cost-effectiveness measurement in development : accounting for local costs and noisy impacts (English)

As evidence from rigorous impact evaluations grows in development, there have been more calls to complement impact evaluation analysis with cost analysis, so that policy makers can make investment decisions based on costs as well as impacts. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7027 SEP 01, 2014

Evans, David K.; Popova, Anna Disclosed

Cash transfers and temptation goods : a review of global evidence (English)

Cash transfers have been demonstrated to improve education and health outcomes and alleviate poverty in various contexts. However, policy makers and others often express concern that poor households will use transfers to buy alcohol, tobacco, or other "temptation goods." ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6886 MAY 01, 2014

Evans, David K.; Popova, Anna Disclosed

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Teacher Professional Development around the World : The Gap between Evidence and Practice (English)
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AUG 30, 2018 WPS8572 Policy Research Working Paper
What really works to improve learning in developing countries? An analysis of divergent findings in systematic reviews (English)
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OCT 05, 2016 129180 Journal Article
Training teachers on the job : what works and how to measure it (English)
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SEP 26, 2016 WPS7834 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank Research Observer 31 (2) (English)
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AUG 01, 2016 140544 Publication
Out of school and out of work: a diagnostic of ninis in Latin America (English)
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JAN 28, 2016 WPS7548 Policy Research Working Paper
Following Mexican youth : a short-run study of time use decisions (English)
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JAN 18, 2016 WPS7534 Policy Research Working Paper
Do the poor waste cash transfers? (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 98627 Brief
Health-care worker mortality and the legacy of the Ebola epidemic (English)
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JUL 09, 2015 100216 Journal Article
The next wave of deaths from Ebola ? the impact of health care worker mortality (English)
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JUL 08, 2015 WPS7344 Policy Research Working Paper
What really works to improve learning in developing countries ? an analysis of divergent findings in systematic reviews (English)
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FEB 26, 2015 WPS7203 Policy Research Working Paper
Orphans and Ebola : estimating the secondary impact of a public health crisis (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7196 Policy Research Working Paper
Cost-effectiveness measurement in development : accounting for local costs and noisy impacts (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7027 Policy Research Working Paper
Cash transfers and temptation goods : a review of global evidence (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6886 Policy Research Working Paper