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Educational attainment in Afghanistan : an economic analysis (English)

Afghanistan's ability to enhance its human capital resources will determine the course of the nation's future economic, human and social development. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 80121 JUL 01, 2013

Auturupane, Harsha; Gunatilake, Ramani; Ebenezer, Roshini; Shojo, Mari

Educational, economic welfare and subjective well-being in Afghanistan (English)

Education is universally recognized as one of the key determinants of socio-economic security and welfare. The link between education and increased individual earnings has been widely documented: there is a large body of cross-country evidence that education enhances the employability, productivity and income earning capacity of individuals. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 80122 JUL 01, 2013

Auturupane, Harsha; Gunatilake, Ramani; Ebenezer, Roshini; Shojo, Mari

School-based education improvement initiatives : the experience and options for Sri Lanka (English)

Most developing countries following independence opted for strong central control and direction of the education system, partly because of limited resources and the need to plan carefully and partly because of a felt need to create a sense of national unity among diverse ethnic and linguistic groups. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 77759 MAY 01, 2013

Kellaghan, Thomas; Shojo, Mari; Aturupane, Harsha

International comparative study : engineering education in India (English)

The central and state governments of India have been pursuing several reforms in the higher education sector. In engineering education, the government has already embarked on several reforms within the current legislative framework. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 78182 APR 01, 2013

Imaizumi, Saori; Saeki, Hiroshi

Improving early childhood development through community mobilization and integrated planning for children : results from the evaluation of Bachpan program, Ratlam district, Madhya Pradesh, India (English)

This study reports the results of an impact evaluation of a pilot project implemented in 220 villages in Bajna block, Ratlam district, Madhya Pradesh (MP), India. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 80892 MAR 01, 2013

Sankar, Deepa

Sri Lankan population change and demographic bonus challenges and opportunities in the new millennium (English)

This paper examines the population changes and the related causative factors, namely fertility, mortality and international migration in Sri Lanka. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 74168 NOV 01, 2012

De Silva, W. Indralal

National transfer accounts analysis for Sri Lanka (English)

Sri Lanka has been going through a demographic transition triggered by decreasing fertility and increasing life expectancy. The demographic transition is marked by two stages. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 74170 OCT 01, 2012

Silva, Indralal de; Jayasekara, Tissa; Nikitin, Denis

Demographic transition and the labor market in Sri Lanka (English)

Sri Lanka's demographic transition has significantly shaped the age distribution of the labor force and created a large working age population (World Bank 2008). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 74171 OCT 01, 2012

Sinha, Nistha

Charting a programmatic roadmap for sexual minority groups in India (English)

Discrimination and stigma are constant companions in the life of the rainbow people. Apart from the demand for decriminalization, the main issues that confront the community are discrimination and violence, recognition of alternative family structures, adoption and property rights, and access to social security measures including identity documentation, welfare schemes, and education and health services. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 71270 JUL 01, 2012

Patankar, Pallav; Chhabra, Vibha; Dasgupta, Sangita; Claeson, Mariam; Hiremath, Vijay; Singh, Suneeta

Expanding access and enhancing the economic benefits of education in the Maldives : challenges and prospects (English)

Human capital is the central determinant of economic well-being and social advancement in the modern global economy. The key characteristic that distinguishes between advanced economies, middle-income economies and low-income economies is the knowledge content of their economic activities and production processes. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 68615 MAY 01, 2012

Aturupane, Harsha; Shojo, Mari

Baseline survey : labor market outcomes of Punjab TEVTA graduates (English)

Increasing employment among youth and increasing the earnings and job-stability of youth is important for Pakistan. This study examines the labor market outcomes of graduates from training institutes run by Punjab Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA), the largest technical and vocational education and training provider in the province of Punjab, Pakistan. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 67432 MAR 01, 2012

Khan, Ayesha; Blom, Andreas

Enhancing the Quality of Education in the Maldives : Challenges and prospects (English)

The quality of education is a major policy challenge facing the Maldives. The country achieved the first generation objective of providing universal access to basic education through rapid expansion of enrollment. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 67918 FEB 01, 2012

Aturupane, Harsha; Shojo, Mari

Mobile phone and employment (English)

Mainly three functions of the mobile phone are utilized in developing countries: (i) voice, (ii) SMS, and (iii) mobile application. Through combining these functions, mobile phones have been used to collect data, provide information and services, and act as an intermediary platform to solve issues in different sectors. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 79788 DEC 01, 2011

Imaizumi, Saori

Evolving inequality of school attainment in Sri Lanka (English)

Disparities in school outcomes are an important source of income inequality, especially in rapidly developing and developed economies where the returns to schooling have been increasing. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 64528 AUG 01, 2011

Aturupane, Harsha; Deolalikar, Anil B.

Strengthening science education in Sri Lanka (English)

Scientific literacy is essential to stimulate an environment conducive to new knowledge generation, discovery and innovation. A quality school science education is central to building a scientifically literate population. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 64527 AUG 01, 2011

Dissanayake, Visaka; Sonnadara, Upul; Aturupane, Harsha; Shojo, Mari; Jayewardene, Romaine

Strengthening mathematics education in Sri Lanka (English)

A well-informed and knowledgeable community is of vital importance for the economic and social development of a modem society. The knowledge and skills required for present day activities are much more complex than those required in the past. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 64526 JUL 01, 2011

Dissanayake, Visaka; Sonnadara, Upul; Aturupane, Harsha; Shojo, Mari; Jayewardene, Romaine

Higher education in the Maldives : an evolving seascape (English)

The Republic of Maldives, a middle-income country of extraordinary natural beauty, is one of the most advanced nations in South Asia. The Maldives consists of an archipelago of nearly 1,200 islands and a population of approximately 400,000 inhabitants; 310,000 Maldivians and 90,000 expatriate workers. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 63489 MAY 01, 2011

Aturupane, Harsha; Shojo, Mari; Mikhail, Samih; Fielden, John

An impact evaluation of Sri Lanka's policies to promote the academic performance of primary school students through school improvement and report card programs (English)

The Government of Sri Lanka's Education Sector Development Framework and Program (ESDFP) initiated a major development innovation for primary and secondary education for the period 2006-2010. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 66069 MAY 01, 2011

Aturupane, Harsha

School choice and cognitive achievement in rural Bangladesh (English)

This paper presents new evidence on the impact of school characteristics on secondary student achievement using a rich data set from rural Bangladesh. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 38012 JUN 01, 2006

Asadullah, Mohammad Niaz; Dar, Amit; Chaudhury, Nazmul

Equity in enrollment and completion in elementary schooling in India : evidence from recent household surveys (English)

This policy note analyses the evidence on the various equity issues relating to the participation and completion of elementary school education in India is based on the data collected by the national sample survey (NSS) and national family health surveys (NFHS), the latest year being looked at is 1998-99. this documentation of state-wise regional, community, gender and income inequities therefore do not take into account the progress made by states in reducing the inequities under the district primary education program (DPEP) program for the last 8 years. in fact, some of the issues which comes out of this study and needs attention is probably already addressed under some of the new programs already being undertaken by the MHRD, such as the sarva shiksha abhiyan (SSA). however, by filing these issues in a systematic manner, we hope to draw continued attention to the status of these issues in the programs. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 37835 DEC 01, 2003

Sankar, Deepa; Sundararaman, Venkatesh

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Educational attainment in Afghanistan : an economic analysis (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 80121 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Educational, economic welfare and subjective well-being in Afghanistan (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 80122 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
School-based education improvement initiatives : the experience and options for Sri Lanka (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 77759 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
International comparative study : engineering education in India (English)
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APR 01, 2013 78182 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Improving early childhood development through community mobilization and integrated planning for children : results from the evaluation of Bachpan program, Ratlam district, Madhya Pradesh, India (English)
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MAR 01, 2013 80892 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Sri Lankan population change and demographic bonus challenges and opportunities in the new millennium (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 74168 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
National transfer accounts analysis for Sri Lanka (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 74170 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Demographic transition and the labor market in Sri Lanka (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 74171 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Charting a programmatic roadmap for sexual minority groups in India (English)
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JUL 01, 2012 71270 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Expanding access and enhancing the economic benefits of education in the Maldives : challenges and prospects (English)
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MAY 01, 2012 68615 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Baseline survey : labor market outcomes of Punjab TEVTA graduates (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 67432 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Enhancing the Quality of Education in the Maldives : Challenges and prospects (English)
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FEB 01, 2012 67918 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Mobile phone and employment (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 79788 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Evolving inequality of school attainment in Sri Lanka (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 64528 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Strengthening science education in Sri Lanka (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 64527 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Strengthening mathematics education in Sri Lanka (English)
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JUL 01, 2011 64526 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Higher education in the Maldives : an evolving seascape (English)
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MAY 01, 2011 63489 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
An impact evaluation of Sri Lanka's policies to promote the academic performance of primary school students through school improvement and report card programs (English)
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MAY 01, 2011 66069 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
School choice and cognitive achievement in rural Bangladesh (English)
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JUN 01, 2006 38012 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Equity in enrollment and completion in elementary schooling in India : evidence from recent household surveys (English)
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DEC 01, 2003 37835 Working Paper (Numbered Series)