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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

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

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 +

Working Paper 93048 JAN 01, 2014

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

Skills implications of Botswanaapos;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 +

Working Paper 93049 JAN 01, 2014

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

Raising Botswanaapos;s human resource profile to facilitate economic diversification and growth (English)

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

Working Paper 93047 JAN 01, 2014

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

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 +

Working Paper 93046 JAN 01, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 Working Paper
Skills implications of Botswanaapos;s diamond beneficiation strategy (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 93049 Working Paper
Raising Botswanaapos;s human resource profile to facilitate economic diversification and growth (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 93047 Working Paper
Botswana - Skills for competitiveness and economic growth (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 93046 Working Paper
Assessing sector performance and inequality in education (English)
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JUN 30, 2011 63252 Publication
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
Bulgaria - Assessing the quality of education in Bulgaria using PISA 2009 (English)
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JUN 25, 2010 70247 Other Education Study
Within-school tracking in south Korea : an analysis using Pisa 2003 (English)
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APR 01, 2010 WPS5266 Policy Research Working Paper
The determinants of wealth and gender inequity in cognitive skills in Latin America (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 WPS5189 Policy Research Working Paper