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Functional literacy, heterogeneity and the returns to schooling : multi-country evidence (English)

Little is known about which of the skills that make up workers' human capital contribute to higher earnings. Past empirical evidence suggest that most of the return to schooling is generated by effects or correlates unrelated to the skills measured by the available tests. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6697 NOV 01, 2013

Fasih, Tazeen; Patrinos, Harry Anthony; Sakellariou, Chris

Framework for the reform of education systems and planning for quality (English)

In 2000, the goal that, by 2015, all children will have access to, and complete, free and compulsory primary education of good quality, was set. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6701 NOV 01, 2013

Patrinos, Harry Anthony; Velez, Eduardo; Wang, Catherine Yan

An expansion of a global data set on educational quality : a focus on achievement in developing countries (English)

This paper assembles a panel data set that measures cognitive achievement for 128 countries around the world from 1965 to 2010 in 5-year intervals. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6536 JUL 01, 2013

Angrist, Noam; Patrinos, Harry Anthony; Schlotter, Martin

Handshake : IFC's quarterly journal on public-private partnerships (8) (English)

This issue includes the following headings: infrastructure - A new direction for New Zealand schools, Primary schools, primary importance, Sustainable school buildings, and PPPs build the future; services - A charter for change, vouching for the future, Low fees, high hopes, Private schools for the poor, and Governments and business schools; innovation - Education for the 21st century, Access for all, Bricks and clicks, Open education goes the distance, Grading teachers, M is for mobile, Online learning; and interviews - Michelle Rhee, Emily Lawson, and Arne Duncan. ... See More +

Newsletter 74849 JAN 01, 2013

Oliveira, Tanya Scobie [editor]; Buckholtz, Alison [editor]; Agarawal, Anant; Angell, Paul; Anker, Tomas; Bistany, Carl; Buchanan, Page Schindler; Dawes, Lauren; Gerritson, Ben; Kjorstad, John; Latham, Michael; LaRocque, Norman; Mahmudova, Muhabbat; Natusch, Fiona; Opfer, V. Darleen; Patrinos, Harry Anthony; Radford, Jason; Salmi, Jamil

Private education provision and public finance : the Netherlands (English)

One of the key features of the Dutch education system is freedom of education, freedom to establish schools and organize teaching. Almost 70 percent of schools in the Netherlands are administered by private school boards, and all schools are government funded equally. ... See More +

Journal Article 79000 JAN 01, 2013

Patrinos, Harry Anthony

Stuck in the middle ? human capital development and economic growth in Malaysia and Thailand (English)

The challenge of sustaining economic growth over the long term is one that only a few countries have been able to surmount. Slowing momentum in countries like Malaysia and Thailand has led analysts and policy makers to consider what it would take to lift them out of middle-income status, where other countries have arguably become stuck. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6283 NOV 01, 2012

Jimenez, Emmanuel; Nguyen, Vy; Patrinos, Harry Anthony

Heterogeneous returns to education in the labor market (English)

Since the development of human capital theory, countless estimates of the economic benefits of investing in education for the individual have been published. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6170 AUG 01, 2012

Patrinos, Harry Anthony; Fasih, Tazeen; Soderbom, Mans; Sakellariou, Chris; Kingdon, Geeta

The Jordan education initiative : a multi-stakeholder partnership model to support education reform (English)

The Jordan Education Initiative, launched in 2003 under the umbrella of the World Economic Forum, is a public-private partnership, or multi-stakeholder partnership, that integrates information and communication technologies into the education process as a tool for teaching and learning in grades 1-12. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6079 JUN 01, 2012

Patrinos, Harry Anthony; Obeidat, Osama; Porta, Emilio; Guaqueta, Juliana; Bannayan, Haif

Impact evaluation of private sector participation in education (English)

The global outlook has moved from education for all to learning for all. In order to improve educational outcomes, governments are looking for innovations from both within and beyond the state sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 66586 JAN 01, 2012

Lewis, Laura; Patrinos, Harry Anthony

Strengthening education quality in East Asia : System Assessment and Benchmarking for Education Results (SABER) (English)

This study argues that in order to improve education quality, it is crucial to monitor each policy domain that makes up the whole. To help government's identify best practice policies, the World Bank created a framework to benchmark education system policies across the world. ... See More +

Working Paper 66256 JAN 01, 2012

Patrinos, Harry Anthony

Assessment testing can be used to inform policy decisions : the case of Jordan (English)

Over the past two decades, the Jordanian education system has made significant advances. Net enrollment in basic education increased from 89 percent in 2000 to 97 percent in 2006. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5890 DEC 01, 2011

Patrinos, Harry Anthony; Abu-Lebdeh, Khattab M.; Abdul-Hamid, Husein

Measuring aversion to debt: an experiment among student loan candidates (English)

This paper reports the results of an experiment designed to test for the presence of debt aversion. The population who participated in the experiment were recent financial aid candidates and the experiment focused on student loans. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5737 JUL 01, 2011

Palacios, Miguel; Caetano, Gregorio; Patrinos, Harry A.

Indigenous peoples and poverty in Mexico (English)

Mexico's more than 10 million indigenous peoples constitute about 11 percent of the country's population. While accounting for a smaller percentage of the country's total population than in some other Latin American countries, Mexico's indigenous population is the largest in Latin America and represents a third of the continent's total indigenous population. ... See More +

Brief 64767 APR 01, 2011

Moreno, Vicente A. Garcia; Patrinos, Harry Anthony

Using the Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition technique to analyze learning outcomes changes over time : an application to Indonesia's results in PISA mathematics (English)

The Oaxaca-Blinder technique was originally used in labor economics to decompose earnings gaps and to estimate the level of discrimination. It has been applied since in other social issues, including education, where it can be used to assess how much of a gap is due to differences in characteristics (explained variation) and how much is due to policy or system changes (unexplained variation). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5584 MAR 01, 2011

Garcia-Moreno, Vicente; Patrinos, Harry Anthony; Porta, Emilio; Barrera-Osorio, Felipe

Education : past, present and future global challenges (English)

Progress in educational development in the world since 1900 has been slow and uneven between countries. Providing basic education for all children in developing countries has been and remains an unmet challenge of governments and international organizations alike. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5616 MAR 01, 2011

Patrinos, Harry Anthony; Psacharopoulos, George

Making schools work : new evidence on accountability reforms (English)

This volume is a systematic stock-taking of the evidence on school accountability reforms in developing countries. It provides a measured and insightful review and assessment of the results of a variety of approaches that developing countries are experimenting with in their quest for better schools. ... See More +

Publication 60050 FEB 24, 2011

Bruns, Barbara; Filmer, Deon; Patrinos, Harry Anthony

Philippines - Private provision, public purpose : a review of the government's education service contracting program (English)

The Philippines has one of the largest public-private partnership programs in education in the world, serving more than 567,500 students who represent almost 9 percent of the 6.5 million high school students in 2009. ... See More +

Working Paper 61154 JAN 01, 2011

Patrinos, Harry Anthony; Velez, Eduardo; Jimenez, Emmanuel; Hofman, Bert

Decentralized decision-making in schools : the theory and evidence on school-based management : Toma de decisiones descentralizada en la escuela : la teoria y la evidencia sobre la administracion escolar descentralizada (Spanish)

The school-based management (SBM) has become a very popular movement over the last decade. The World Bank's work on school-based management emerged from a need to better define the concept, review the evidence, support impact assessments in various countries, and provide feedback to project teams. ... See More +

Publication 48740 OCT 28, 2010

Patrinos, Harry Anthony; Fasih, Tazeen; Santibanez, Lucrecia; Barrera-Osorio, Felipe English

Bulgaria - Review of the Bulgaria school autonomy reforms (English)

The sweeping decentralization reform of the education system introduced by the Government in 2007 to promote greater school autonomy and more efficient spending produced impressive efficiency gains and set the foundation for better adjustment to local needs. ... See More +

Other Education Study 54890 JUN 25, 2010

Patrinos, Harry Anthony; Fasih, Tazeen; Guaqueta, Juliana; Porta, Emilio; Macdonald, Kevin; Danchev, Plamen Bulgarian

Bulgaria - Review of the Bulgaria school autonomy reforms (Bulgarian)

The sweeping decentralization reform of the education system introduced by the Government in 2007 to promote greater school autonomy and more efficient spending produced impressive efficiency gains and set the foundation for better adjustment to local needs. ... See More +

Other Education Study 54890 JUN 25, 2010

Patrinos, Harry Anthony; Fasih, Tazeen; Guaqueta, Juliana; Porta, Emilio; Macdonald, Kevin; Danchev, Plamen English

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Functional literacy, heterogeneity and the returns to schooling : multi-country evidence (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 WPS6697 Policy Research Working Paper
Framework for the reform of education systems and planning for quality (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 WPS6701 Policy Research Working Paper
An expansion of a global data set on educational quality : a focus on achievement in developing countries (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 WPS6536 Policy Research Working Paper
Handshake : IFC's quarterly journal on public-private partnerships (8) (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 74849 Newsletter
Private education provision and public finance : the Netherlands (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 79000 Journal Article
Stuck in the middle ? human capital development and economic growth in Malaysia and Thailand (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 WPS6283 Policy Research Working Paper
Heterogeneous returns to education in the labor market (English)
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AUG 01, 2012 WPS6170 Policy Research Working Paper
The Jordan education initiative : a multi-stakeholder partnership model to support education reform (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 WPS6079 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact evaluation of private sector participation in education (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 66586 Working Paper
Strengthening education quality in East Asia : System Assessment and Benchmarking for Education Results (SABER) (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 66256 Working Paper
Assessment testing can be used to inform policy decisions : the case of Jordan (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 WPS5890 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring aversion to debt: an experiment among student loan candidates (English)
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JUL 01, 2011 WPS5737 Policy Research Working Paper
Indigenous peoples and poverty in Mexico (English)
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APR 01, 2011 64767 Brief
Using the Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition technique to analyze learning outcomes changes over time : an application to Indonesia's results in PISA mathematics (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 WPS5584 Policy Research Working Paper
Education : past, present and future global challenges (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 WPS5616 Policy Research Working Paper
Making schools work : new evidence on accountability reforms (English)
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FEB 24, 2011 60050 Publication
Philippines - Private provision, public purpose : a review of the government's education service contracting program (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 61154 Working Paper
Decentralized decision-making in schools : the theory and evidence on school-based management : Toma de decisiones descentralizada en la escuela : la teoria y la evidencia sobre la administracion escolar descentralizada (Spanish)
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OCT 28, 2010 48740 Publication English
Bulgaria - Review of the Bulgaria school autonomy reforms (English)
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JUN 25, 2010 54890 Other Education Study Bulgarian
Bulgaria - Review of the Bulgaria school autonomy reforms (Bulgarian)
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JUN 25, 2010 54890 Other Education Study English