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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 +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7944 JAN 18, 2017

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

Other Education Study 54890 JUN 25, 2010

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

Other Education Study 54890 JUN 25, 2010

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

The determinants of wealth and gender inequity in cognitive skills in Latin America (English)

Wealth and gender inequity in the accumulation of cognitive skills is measured as the association between subject competency and wealth and gender using the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5189 JAN 01, 2010

Macdonald, Kevin; Barrera, Felipe; Guaqueta, Juliana; Patrinos, Harry Anthony; Porta, Emilio Disclosed