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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

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

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

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

Patrinos, Harry Anthony; Macdonald, Kevin

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

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