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Implementing and Evaluating Interventions to Improve School Readiness and Early Literacy : Experience from the Pacific Early Age Readiness and Learning Program : Operational Guide (English)

In recent decades, Pacific Island Countries (PICs) have improved school enrollment substantially. While children are performing better on numeracy than literacy in primary school, PI Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA) results show children are falling behind as they progress. ... See More +

Report 139232 JUN 01, 2019

Macdonald,Kevin Alan David; Machuca-Sierra,Myrna; Brinkman,Sally Anne; Vu,Binh Thanh; Jarvie,Wendy; Sincovich,Alanna; Mcdonall,Kristen Andrew; Beemer,Sandra F. Disclosed

Implementing and Evaluating Interventions to Improve School Readiness and Early Literacy : Experience from the Pacific Early Age Readiness and Learning Program (Vol. 2) : Supplementary Annexes (English)

In recent decades, Pacific Island Countries (PICs) have improved school enrollment substantially. While children are performing better on numeracy than literacy in primary school, PI Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA) results show children are falling behind as they progress. ... See More +

Report 139232 JAN 01, 2019

Macdonald,Kevin Alan David; Machuca-Sierra,Myrna; Brinkman,Sally Anne; Vu,Binh Thanh; Jarvie,Wendy; Sincovich,Alanna; Mcdonall,Kristen Andrew; Beemer,Sandra F. Disclosed

Intervening at Home and Then at School : A Randomized Evaluation of Two Approaches to Improve Early Educational Outcomes in Tonga (English)

This paper evaluates and compares two randomized interventions in Tonga, one targeting the home environment of children up to age 5 and one targeting the school environment for first and second grade students. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8682 DEC 19, 2018

Macdonald,Kevin Alan David; Brinkman,Sally Anne; Jarvie,Wendy; Machuca-Sierra,Myrna; Mcdonall,Kristen Andrew; Messaoud-Galusi,Souhila; Tapueluelu,Siosiana; Vu,Binh Thanh Disclosed

Intervening at home and then at school: a randomized evaluation of two approaches to improve early educational outcomes in Tonga : Intervening at home and then at school a randomized evaluation of two approaches to improve early educational outcomes i (English)

This paper evaluates and compares two randomized interventions in Tonga, one targeting the home environment of children up to age 5 and one targeting the school environment for 1st and second grade students. ... See More +

Report 139234 NOV 01, 2018

Machuca-Sierra,Myrna; Brinkman,Sally Anne; Vu,Binh Thanh; Jarvie,Wendy; Tapueluelu,Siosiana; Messaoud-Galusi,Souhila; Mcdonall,Kristen Andrew; Macdonald,Kevin Alan David Disclosed

Automation and labor market outcomes : the pivotal role of high-quality education (English)

Automation will be a boon or a catastrophe depending on whom you listen to. This paper proposes an overlapping-generations model with endogenous school choice in which the quality of a country's education system determines how well skill supply can respond to increased demand from automation and subsequently whether automation will be beneficial or detrimental. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8474 JUN 14, 2018

Bentaouet Kattan,Raja; Macdonald,Kevin Alan David; Patrinos,Harry Anthony Disclosed

A randomized evaluation of a low-cost and highly scripted teaching method to improve basic early grade reading skills in Papua New Guinea (English)

Early grade literacy skills are crucial for children's future education and ultimately their contribution to human capital formation and economic development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8427 MAY 03, 2018

Macdonald,Kevin Alan David; Vu,Binh Thanh Disclosed

Pedagogy versus school readiness : the impact of a randomized reading instruction intervention and community-based playgroup intervention on early grade reading outcomes in Tonga (English)

: Identifying cost-effective interventions to improve early literacy is vital to developing countries, given the importance of early literacy for an individual's future education outcomes and subsequent human capital formation. ... See More +

WPS7944 JAN 18, 2017

Macdonald,Kevin Alan David; Brinkman,Sally Anne; Jarvie,Wendy; Machuca-Sierra,Myrna; Mcdonall,Kristen Andrew; Messaoud-Galusi,Souhila; Tapueluelu,Siosiana; Vu,Binh Thanh Disclosed

School autonomy and accountability in Thailand: a systems approach for assessing policy intent and implementation (English)

There is a consensus on the need for Thailand to reform its education system to be able to compete with other high performing countries in the region. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7012 AUG 01, 2014

Arcia, Gustavo; MacDonald, Kevin; Patrinos, Harry Anthony Disclosed

Skilling up Vietnam : preparing the workforce for a modern market economy (English)

Education has played an important role in making Vietnam a development success story over the last 20 years. In the 1990s and early 2000s Vietnam experienced rapid economic growth. ... See More +

Publication 88895 JUN 17, 2014

Bodewig, Christian; Badiani-Magnusson, Reena; Macdonald, Kevin; Newhouse, David; Rutkowski, Jan Disclosed

Skills needs of the private sector in Botswana (English)

Human development is one of the pillars of Botswana’s Country Partnership Strategy with the World Bank (2009-13). The Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) is in line with Botswana’s ‘vision 2016,’ which, in terms of human development, envisions the transformation of Botswana to ‘an educated and informed nation’ and to ‘a prosperous, productive and innovative nation’ as two key cornerstones of the strategy. ... See More +

Other Education Study 93048 JAN 01, 2014

Fasih, Tazeen; Ballal, Sonali; Hoftijzer, Margo; Macdonald, Kevin; Mbaya, Letsema; Mupimpila, Christopher; Okurut, Nathan; Orazem, Peter; Siphambe, Happy Disclosed

Skills implications of Botswana's diamond beneficiation strategy (English)

This note examines the skills implications of the beneficiation strategy, particularly those of diamond cutting and polishing. In addition to reviewing the government’s plans to develop downstream activities and their implementation, the note offers employment projections based on the potential success of diamond beneficiation efforts. ... See More +

Other Education Study 93049 JAN 01, 2014

Fasih, Tazeen; Ballal, Sonali; Macdonald, Kevin; Mbaya, Letsema; Mupimpila, Christopher; Okurut, Nathan; Orazem, Peter; Siphambe, Happy Disclosed

Raising Botswana's human resource profile to facilitate economic diversification and growth (English)

Botswana's economic growth has hinged on its abundant natural resources, particularly diamonds, which generate nearly half of its fiscal revenues. ... See More +

Other Education Study 93047 JAN 01, 2014

Fasih, Tazeen; Ballal, Sonali; Macdonald, Kevin; Mbaya, Letsema; Mupimpil, Christopher; Okurut, Nathan; Orazem, Peter; Siphambe, Happy Disclosed

Botswana - Skills for competitiveness and economic growth (English)

Botswana has pursued prudent macroeconomic policies to manage the revenue streams from diamond exports. It is now an upper-middle-income country that outperforms other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa on key indicators of socioeconomic performance including education, health, and social services. ... See More +

Other Education Study 93046 JAN 01, 2014

Fasih, Tazeen; Ballal, Sonali; Macdonald, Kevin; Mbaya, Letsema; Mupimpila, Christopher; Okurut, Nathan; Orazem, Peter; Siphambe, Happy Disclosed

Assessing sector performance and inequality in education (English)

This book gathers in one volume all the information related to Automated DEC [Development Economics - Vice Presidency at the World Bank] Poverty Tables (ADePT) Edu, the software platform created by the World Bank for reporting and analyzing education indicators and education inequality. ... See More +

Publication 63252 JUN 30, 2011

Porta, Emilio; Arcia, Gustavo; Macdonald, Kevin; Radyakin, Sergiy; Lokshin, Michael Disclosed

SABER : school autonomy and accountability (English)

The objective of this paper is to present an assessment scale for benchmarking school autonomy and accountability. This scale is one of the tools being developed under system assessment and benchmarking for education results (SABER) initiative created by the World Bank as part of its education strategy. ... See More +

Working Paper 94450 APR 27, 2011

Arcia, Gustavo; Macdonald, Kevin; Patrinos, Harry Anthony; Porta, Emilio Disclosed

School autonomy and accountability in context : Application of benchmarking indicators in selected European countries (English)

School autonomy and accountability are two components of School-Based Management (SBM) that complement each other to increase the operational and pedagogical efficiency of schools. ... See More +

Working Paper 94444 DEC 01, 2010

Arcia, Gustavo; Patrinos, Harry; Porta, Emilio; Macdonald, Kevin Disclosed

Bulgaria - Assessing the quality of education in Bulgaria using PISA 2009 (English)

This report reflects and analyzes the recently released survey results from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) conducted in 2009 by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). ... See More +

Other Education Study 70247 JUN 25, 2010

Macdonald, Kevin; Danchev, Plamen Disclosed

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 +

54890 JUN 25, 2010

Danchev,Plamen Nikolov; Fasih,Tazeen; Guaqueta Ospina,Juliana; Macdonald,Kevin Alan David; Patrinos,Harry Anthony; Porta Pallais,Emilio Ernesto Disclosed

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 +

54890 JUN 25, 2010

Danchev,Plamen Nikolov; Fasih,Tazeen; Guaqueta Ospina,Juliana; Macdonald,Kevin Alan David; Patrinos,Harry Anthony; Porta Pallais,Emilio Ernesto Disclosed

Within-school tracking in south Korea : an analysis using Pisa 2003 (English)

The 2003 PISA Korea sample is used to examine the association between within-school ability tracking and mathematics achievement. Estimates of a variety of econometric models reveal that tracking is positively associated with mathematics achievement among females and that this association declines for higher achieving females. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5266 APR 01, 2010

Macdonald, Kevin; Patrinos, Harry Anthony Disclosed

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Implementing and Evaluating Interventions to Improve School Readiness and Early Literacy : Experience from the Pacific Early Age Readiness and Learning Program : Operational Guide (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 139232 Report
Implementing and Evaluating Interventions to Improve School Readiness and Early Literacy : Experience from the Pacific Early Age Readiness and Learning Program (Vol. 2) : Supplementary Annexes (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 139232 Report
Intervening at Home and Then at School : A Randomized Evaluation of Two Approaches to Improve Early Educational Outcomes in Tonga (English)
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DEC 19, 2018 WPS8682 Policy Research Working Paper
Intervening at home and then at school: a randomized evaluation of two approaches to improve early educational outcomes in Tonga : Intervening at home and then at school a randomized evaluation of two approaches to improve early educational outcomes i (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 139234 Report
Automation and labor market outcomes : the pivotal role of high-quality education (English)
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JUN 14, 2018 WPS8474 Policy Research Working Paper
A randomized evaluation of a low-cost and highly scripted teaching method to improve basic early grade reading skills in Papua New Guinea (English)
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MAY 03, 2018 WPS8427 Policy Research Working Paper
Pedagogy versus school readiness : the impact of a randomized reading instruction intervention and community-based playgroup intervention on early grade reading outcomes in Tonga (English)
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JAN 18, 2017 WPS7944
School autonomy and accountability in Thailand: a systems approach for assessing policy intent and implementation (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7012 Policy Research Working Paper
Skilling up Vietnam : preparing the workforce for a modern market economy (English)
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JUN 17, 2014 88895 Publication
Skills needs of the private sector in Botswana (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 93048 Other Education Study
Skills implications of Botswana's diamond beneficiation strategy (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 93049 Other Education Study
Raising Botswana's human resource profile to facilitate economic diversification and growth (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 93047 Other Education Study
Botswana - Skills for competitiveness and economic growth (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 93046 Other Education Study
Assessing sector performance and inequality in education (English)
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JUN 30, 2011 63252 Publication
SABER : school autonomy and accountability (English)
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APR 27, 2011 94450 Working Paper
School autonomy and accountability in context : Application of benchmarking indicators in selected European countries (English)
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DEC 01, 2010 94444 Working Paper
Bulgaria - Assessing the quality of education in Bulgaria using PISA 2009 (English)
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JUN 25, 2010 70247 Other Education Study
Bulgaria - Review of the Bulgaria school autonomy reforms (Bulgarian)
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JUN 25, 2010 54890
Bulgaria - Review of the Bulgaria school autonomy reforms (English)
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JUN 25, 2010 54890
Within-school tracking in south Korea : an analysis using Pisa 2003 (English)
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APR 01, 2010 WPS5266 Policy Research Working Paper