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Paying for performance : an analysis of output-based aid in education (English)

Over the last decade, growing attention has been paid to emerging mechanisms for results-based financing (RBF) that seek to address the perceived shortcomings of traditional development aid and financing and improve its effectiveness through placing an emphasis on results. ... See More +

Working Paper 103572 FEB 01, 2016

Hill, Tara; Fredriksen,Birger J.; Isenman,Paul; Rosenberg, Allison; Jayaram,Shubha Disclosed

Getting textbooks to every child in Sub-Saharan Africa : strategies for addressing the high cost and low availability problem (English)

This book offers policy options that can help reduce textbook costs and increase their supply. The book explores, in depth, the cost and financial barriers that restrict textbook availability in schools across much of the region, as well as policies successfully adapted in other countries. ... See More +

Publication 96468 MAY 13, 2015

Fredriksen,Birger J.; Brar,Sukhdeep; Trucano,Michael French Disclosed

Getting textbooks to every child in Sub-Saharan Africa : strategies for addressing the high cost and low availability problem : Fournir des manuels scolaires à tous les enfants d’Afrique Subsaharienne : stratégies de lutte contre leur cherté et leur faible disponibilité (French)

This book offers policy options that can help reduce textbook costs and increase their supply. The book explores, in depth, the cost and financial barriers that restrict textbook availability in schools across much of the region, as well as policies successfully adapted in other countries. ... See More +

Publication 96468 JAN 01, 2015

Fredriksen,Birger J.; Brar,Sukhdeep; Trucano,Michael English Disclosed

Toward a better future : education and training for economic development in Singapore since 1965 : Hacia un futuro mejor : educacion y formacion para el desarrollo economico de Singapur desde 1965 (Spanish)

The Singapore economy has undergone significant stages of development since the 1960s. It has grown from its traditional role as a regional port and distribution center in the 1960s to an international manufacturing and service center in the 1970s and 1980s, and now into a center of science-based manufacturing and knowledge-intensive technical services. ... See More +

Publication 43968 NOV 01, 2011

Lee, Sing-Kong; Tan, Jee-Peng; Fredriksen, Birger; Goh, Chor Boon, English Disclosed

Sustaining educational and economic momentum in Africa (English)

The conference brought together 44 African ministers of finance and of education from 28 African countries for a structured dialogue on sustaining Africa's economic and educational progress in the current context of a global economic slowdown. ... See More +

Publication 54444 JUN 01, 2010

Fredriksen, Birger; Righetti, Petra Disclosed

The evolving allocative efficiency of education aid : a reflection on changes in aid priorities to enhance aid effectiveness (English)

At the mid-point to 2015, most developing countries and their external partners can take pride in remarkable progress towards the Education for All (EFA) goals agreed at the 2000 Dakar World Education Forum. ... See More +

Working Paper 47202 NOV 01, 2008

Fredriksen, Birger Disclosed

An African exploration of the East Asian educatIon experience (English)

This introductory chapter summarizes the insights from the visit and relates them to the education challenges faced by countries in Sub-Saharan Africa today. ... See More +

Publication 54304 APR 29, 2008

Fredriksen, birger; Jee Peng, Tan Disclosed

An African exploration of the East Asian education experience (English)

Contents of the report are as follows: East Asia education study tour: an overview of key insights by Birger Fredriksen, and Tan Jee Peng. Education in Africa: knowledge makes the difference by Mamadou Ndoye. ... See More +

Publication 43967 APR 29, 2008

Fredriksen, Birger; Peng, Tan Jee; Ndoye, Mamadou; Boon, Goh Chor; Gopinathan, S.; Kinh, Nguyen Quang; Chi, Nguyen Quoc; Lee, Chong Jae;; Benveniste, Luis; O' Hare, Daniel; Disclosed

Toward a better future : education and training for economic development in Singapore since 1965 (English)

The Singapore economy has undergone significant stages of development since the 1960s. It has grown from its traditional role as a regional port and distribution center in the 1960s to an international manufacturing and service center in the 1970s and 1980s, and now into a center of science-based manufacturing and knowledge-intensive technical services. ... See More +

Publication 43968 APR 18, 2008

Lee, Sing-Kong; Tan, Jee-Peng; Fredriksen, Birger; Goh, Chor Boon, Spanish Disclosed

Accelerating the education sector response to HIV/AIDS in Africa : a review of World Bank assistance (English)

This report examines World Bank financing for the Education Sector HIV/AIDS Response in Sub-Saharan Africa, up to mid-2004. The review was undertaken in response to a consultation with African countries, which identified a need for information on how the Bank education sector was responding to the epidemic through its sectoral assistance programs, and through its participation in the Multi-Country HIV/AIDS Program (MAP). ... See More +

Working Paper 34047 AUG 01, 2005

Bakilana, Anne; Bundy, Donald; Brown, Jonathan; Fredriksen, Birger Disclosed

Can Africa reach the international targets for human development ? - An assessment of progress towards the targets of the 1998 Second Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD II) (English)

Sustainable economic development, and social progress in Africa will always be elusive, unless its people are educated, healthy, and secure enough to contribute to, and benefit from economic growth. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 23036 SEP 30, 2001

Carceles, Gabriel; Fredriksen, Birger; Watt, Patrick

Scope for efficiency gains resulting from reduction in repetition and dropout : a simulation exercise (English)

This paper tries to shed light on the question: to what extent can the cost associated with investments in improvements in quality of learning outcomes be recuperated through efficiency gains derived from reduction in repetition and dropout? ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 10502 JUN 30, 1992

Cuadra, Ernesto; Fredriksen, Birger; Population and Human Resources Department

An introduction to the analysis of student enrollment and flows statistics (English)

The main purpose of this paper is to review : a) definitions, interpretations, data needs, and pitfalls in using enrollment ratios and student flow rates (intake, promotion, repetition, dropout and graduation rates); and b) methods using such rates to derive commonly used indicators of internal efficiency of school systems. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 10538 JUN 30, 1991

Fredriksen, Birger; Population and Human Resources Department

Increasing foreign aid for primary education : the challenge for donors (English)

This paper discusses how donor assistance for education needs to change during the 1990s in order to effectively help developing countries reach the targets agreed upon for primary education. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 10528 DEC 31, 1990

Fredriksen, Birger; Population and Human Resources Department

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Paying for performance : an analysis of output-based aid in education (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103572 Working Paper
Getting textbooks to every child in Sub-Saharan Africa : strategies for addressing the high cost and low availability problem (English)
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MAY 13, 2015 96468 Publication French
Getting textbooks to every child in Sub-Saharan Africa : strategies for addressing the high cost and low availability problem : Fournir des manuels scolaires à tous les enfants d’Afrique Subsaharienne : stratégies de lutte contre leur cherté et leur faible disponibilité (French)
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JAN 01, 2015 96468 Publication English
Toward a better future : education and training for economic development in Singapore since 1965 : Hacia un futuro mejor : educacion y formacion para el desarrollo economico de Singapur desde 1965 (Spanish)
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NOV 01, 2011 43968 Publication English
Sustaining educational and economic momentum in Africa (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 54444 Publication
The evolving allocative efficiency of education aid : a reflection on changes in aid priorities to enhance aid effectiveness (English)
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NOV 01, 2008 47202 Working Paper
An African exploration of the East Asian educatIon experience (English)
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APR 29, 2008 54304 Publication
An African exploration of the East Asian education experience (English)
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APR 29, 2008 43967 Publication
Toward a better future : education and training for economic development in Singapore since 1965 (English)
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APR 18, 2008 43968 Publication Spanish
Accelerating the education sector response to HIV/AIDS in Africa : a review of World Bank assistance (English)
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AUG 01, 2005 34047 Working Paper
Can Africa reach the international targets for human development ? - An assessment of progress towards the targets of the 1998 Second Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD II) (English)
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SEP 30, 2001 23036 Departmental Working Paper
Scope for efficiency gains resulting from reduction in repetition and dropout : a simulation exercise (English)
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JUN 30, 1992 10502 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
An introduction to the analysis of student enrollment and flows statistics (English)
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JUN 30, 1991 10538 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Increasing foreign aid for primary education : the challenge for donors (English)
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DEC 31, 1990 10528 Working Paper (Numbered Series)