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Improving learning outcomes in South Asia : findings from a decade of impact evaluations (English)

There have been various initiatives to improve learning outcomes in South Asia. Still, outcomes remain stubbornly resistant to improvements, at least when considered across the region. ... See More +

Journal Article 129183 OCT 23, 2016

Asim,Salman; Chase,Robert S.; Dar,Amit; Schmillen,Achim Daniel Disclosed

Improving education outcomes in South Asia : findings from a decade of impact evaluations (English)

There have been many initiatives to improve education outcomes in South Asia. Still, outcomes remain stubbornly resistant to improvements, at least when considered across the region. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7362 JUL 13, 2015

Asim,Salman; Chase,Robert S.; Dar,Amit; Schmillen,Achim Daniel Disclosed

Public private partnerships in secondary school education in India (English)

As a successful result of sarva skhiksha abhiyan (SSA), the number of out of school children (6 to 14 years) has come down substantially, and the stage has been set for an exponential growth and demand for secondary education. ... See More +

Working Paper 119577 AUG 30, 2011

Latham,Michael; Chatterjee,Ameeta; Seshadri,Sudha; Dar,Amit; Sinha,Shabnam; Talukdar,Tanusree Disclosed

Skill development in India : the vocational education and training system (English)

This paper stresses that despite the fact that India is a fast developing economy difficulties have led the Government to conclude that far more needs to be done to engender more employment opportunities for the majority of Indians, to enable them to participate in the benefits of growth and to contribute to that growth. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 42315 JAN 01, 2008

Dar, Amit Disclosed

Learning for job opportunities : an assessment of the vocational education and training in Bangladesh (English)

Bangladesh has made considerable progress in its economic development, presently reaching high average growth of nearly 6 percent. This economic growth has been accompanied by an annual employment growth rate of about 5 percent between 1996 and 2006. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 45189 JUN 01, 2007

Dar,Amit; Abrahart,Alan; Shaikh,Sarmad Ahmed; Rashed Disclosed

The Bangladesh vocational education and training system : an assessment (English)

Bangladesh has made considerable progress in its economic development. Among other fundamental factors, recent high average economic growth rate of over 5 percent has been accompanied by labor force and employment growth, which has risen about 4.5 percent per year between 2000 and 2003. ... See More +

Working Paper 47042 NOV 01, 2006

Dar, Amit; Abrahart, Alan; Ahmed, Shaikh; Rashed Al-Zayed, Syed; Khan, Qaiser; Stopnitzky, Yaniv; Savachenko, Yevgeniva; Tan, Hong Disclosed

School choice and cognitive achievement in rural Bangladesh (English)

This paper presents new evidence on the impact of school characteristics on secondary student achievement using a rich data set from rural Bangladesh. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 38012 JUN 01, 2006

Asadullah, Mohammad Niaz; Chaudhury, Nazmul; Dar, Amit Disclosed

Children's work in Zambia : a comparative study of survey instruments (English)

The authors analyze child work in Zambia applying two recent surveys, the Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) 1998 (World Bank) and the Statistical Information & Monitoring Programme on Child Labor (SIMPOC) 1999 (International Labor Organization). ... See More +

Working Paper 43866 MAR 01, 2006

Blunch, N. H; Dar, A.; Guarecio, L.; Lyon, S.; Ritualo, A.; Rosati, F. C. Disclosed

REUSE : Training levies: evidence from evalualtions (English)

There is often broad political support in developing countries for public provision and financing of worker training and most countries have policies that, either directly or indirectly, support the training of workers. ... See More +

Brief 33395 APR 01, 2004

Dar,Amit; Whitehead, Tim [editor] Disclosed

Impacts of active labor market programs : new evidence from evaluations with particular attention to developing and transition countries (English)

In this paper, the authors provide an overview of the recent international experience with active labor market programs (ALMPs). Basing the evidence on the growing body of program evaluations, it focuses on the impacts of ALMPs on the subsequent employment and earnings of participants. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 29142 JAN 01, 2004

Betcherman, Gordon; Olivas, Karina; Dar, Amit

Training levies: evidence from evaluations (English)

This note examines one of the most commonly used techniques for generating resources from employers - payroll levies. In many countries payroll taxes on enterprises (with reimbursement for training undertaken) have become a significant source of financing for skills training, both in specialized training institutions and in enterprises. ... See More +

Brief 30129 DEC 01, 2003

Dar,Amit; Whitehead,Tim Disclosed

Public employment services: functions and innovations (English)

Public Employment Services (PES) in industrialized countries have traditionally provided job-brokering services - arranging for jobseekers to obtain jobs and employers to fill vacancies. ... See More +

Brief 30132 SEP 01, 2003

Dar, Amit; Whitehead, Tim

Child work in Zambia : a comparative study of survey instruments (English)

The authors analyze child work in Zambia, applying two recent surveys, the Bank's Living Conditions Monitoring Survey (LCMS) of 1998, and the International Labour Organization's (ILO) Statistical Information and Monitoring Programme on Child Labour (SIMPOC) of 1999. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 25532 DEC 31, 2002

Blunch, Niels-Hugo; Dar, Amit; Guarcello, Lorenzo; Lyon, Scott; Ritualo, Amy; Rosati, Furio

Impact evaluation : Techniques for evaluating active labor market programs : Evaluacion de los efectos : Tecnicas para evaluar los programas activos del mercado de trabajo (Spanish)

Over the past 40 years, "active" labor market programs (ALMPs) have emerged as an important employment policy tool. Their objective is primarily economic - to increase the probability that the unemployed will find jobs or that the underemployed will increase their productivity and earnings. ... See More +

Brief 30131 DEC 01, 2002

Dar, Amit; Whitehead, Tim [editor] English, French

Impact evaluation : Techniques for evaluating active labor market programs (English)

Over the past 40 years, "active" labor market programs (ALMPs) have emerged as an important employment policy tool. Their objective is primarily economic - to increase the probability that the unemployed will find jobs or that the underemployed will increase their productivity and earnings. ... See More +

Brief 30131 DEC 01, 2002

Dar, Amit; Whitehead, Tim [editor] French, Spanish

Impact evaluation : Techniques for evaluating active labor market programs : Etude d'impact : Techniques d'evaluation des programmes d'aide active a l'emploi (French)

Over the past 40 years, "active" labor market programs (ALMPs) have emerged as an important employment policy tool. Their objective is primarily economic - to increase the probability that the unemployed will find jobs or that the underemployed will increase their productivity and earnings. ... See More +

Brief 30131 DEC 01, 2002

Dar, Amit; Whitehead, Tim [editor] English, Spanish

East Asian labor markets and the economic crisis : impacts, responses, and lessons (English)

The sudden, and often painful consequences of the financial crisis in East and Southern Asia, led to disappearing employment, and earning opportunities in the formal sector, reduced incomes, and meager social assistance. ... See More +

Project Information Document 21904 FEB 28, 2001

Betcherman, Gordon [editor]; Islam, Rizwanul [editor]; Tunekawa, Kenji; Bhattacharya, Gopal; Dhanani, Shafiq; Iacono, Max; Mehran, Farhad; Mukhopadhyay, Swapna; Phan Thuy; Soon-Hie Hang; Keum, Jaeho; Dong-Heon Kim; Gonggyun Shin; Mansor, Norma; Tan Eu Chye; Boehanoeddin, Ali; Said, Fatimah; Saad Mohd Said; Esguerra, Jude; Balisacan, Arsenio; Confessor, Nieves; Mahmood, Moazam; Aryah,Gosah; Dar, Amit; Luinstra, Amy; Makoto Ogawa; Cox Edwards, Alexandra; Manning, Chris; Horton, Susan; Mazumdar, Dipak; Campbell, Duncan; Naoyuki Kameyama Disclosed

Programmes actifs pour le marche du travail : un apercu general des evidences resultant des evaluations (French)

The report examines the evaluation results of active employment programs in labor markets, including results from a number of individual studies on the subject. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 23158 JAN 31, 2001

Tzannatos, Zafiris; Dar, Amit

Labor market reforms in Korea : policy options for the future (English)

Korea's financial crisis was as dramatic as it was unexpected. Between October and December 1997, Korea was reduced from the world's 11th largest economy to an economy surviving on overnight loans from international financial institutions. ... See More +

Working Paper 41587 JAN 01, 2001

Park, Funkoo; Park, Young-bum; Betcherman, Gordon; Dar, Amit; Disclosed

Active labor market programs: a review of the evidence from evaluations (English)

The study reports evidence based on recent evaluation of active labor market programs, in developed countries, as well as on developing, and transition economies. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 20116 JAN 31, 1999

Dar, Amit; Tzannatos, Zafiris

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Improving learning outcomes in South Asia : findings from a decade of impact evaluations (English)
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OCT 23, 2016 129183 Journal Article
Improving education outcomes in South Asia : findings from a decade of impact evaluations (English)
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JUL 13, 2015 WPS7362 Policy Research Working Paper
Public private partnerships in secondary school education in India (English)
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AUG 30, 2011 119577 Working Paper
Skill development in India : the vocational education and training system (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 42315 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Learning for job opportunities : an assessment of the vocational education and training in Bangladesh (English)
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JUN 01, 2007 45189 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The Bangladesh vocational education and training system : an assessment (English)
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NOV 01, 2006 47042 Working Paper
School choice and cognitive achievement in rural Bangladesh (English)
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JUN 01, 2006 38012 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Children's work in Zambia : a comparative study of survey instruments (English)
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MAR 01, 2006 43866 Working Paper
REUSE : Training levies: evidence from evalualtions (English)
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APR 01, 2004 33395 Brief
Impacts of active labor market programs : new evidence from evaluations with particular attention to developing and transition countries (English)
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JAN 01, 2004 29142 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Training levies: evidence from evaluations (English)
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DEC 01, 2003 30129 Brief
Public employment services: functions and innovations (English)
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SEP 01, 2003 30132 Brief
Child work in Zambia : a comparative study of survey instruments (English)
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DEC 31, 2002 25532 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Impact evaluation : Techniques for evaluating active labor market programs : Evaluacion de los efectos : Tecnicas para evaluar los programas activos del mercado de trabajo (Spanish)
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DEC 01, 2002 30131 Brief English, French
Impact evaluation : Techniques for evaluating active labor market programs (English)
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DEC 01, 2002 30131 Brief French, Spanish
Impact evaluation : Techniques for evaluating active labor market programs : Etude d'impact : Techniques d'evaluation des programmes d'aide active a l'emploi (French)
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DEC 01, 2002 30131 Brief English, Spanish
East Asian labor markets and the economic crisis : impacts, responses, and lessons (English)
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FEB 28, 2001 21904 Project Information Document
Programmes actifs pour le marche du travail : un apercu general des evidences resultant des evaluations (French)
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JAN 31, 2001 23158 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Labor market reforms in Korea : policy options for the future (English)
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JAN 01, 2001 41587 Working Paper
Active labor market programs: a review of the evidence from evaluations (English)
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JAN 31, 1999 20116 Working Paper (Numbered Series)