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Improving learning outcomes in South Asia : findings from a decade of impact evaluations (English)

There have been various initiatives to improve learning outcomes in South Asia. Still, outcomes remain stubbornly resistant to improvements, at least when considered across the region. ... See More +

Journal Article 129183 OCT 23, 2016

Asim,Salman; Chase,Robert S.; Dar,Amit; Schmillen,Achim Daniel Disclosed

Improving education outcomes in South Asia : findings from a decade of impact evaluations (English)

There have been many initiatives to improve education outcomes in South Asia. Still, outcomes remain stubbornly resistant to improvements, at least when considered across the region. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7362 JUL 13, 2015

Asim,Salman; Chase,Robert S.; Dar,Amit; Schmillen,Achim Daniel Disclosed

Study of social public spending and intitutions in El Salvador : education, health, social protection and employment (Spanish)

This report on the Study of social public spending and institutions in El Salvador: education, health, social protection and employment claims that development of El Salvador in the last decade has been two-fold. ... See More +

Working Paper 98798 JUN 01, 2015

Disclosed

Afghanistan - Achieving education results in a difficult environment (English)

The Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), World Bank, and their partners in Afghanistan worked together on an education project that has increased enrollment, especially for girls, as well as trained teachers and school principals, and built over a thousand new schools. ... See More +

Brief 93570 MAY 09, 2012

Disclosed

Panama - Social Protection Project : restructuring (Vol. 2) : Data sheet (English)

The development objectives of the Social Protection Project of Panama are to: (1) improve the management and operation of the conditional cash transfer program to enhance its effectiveness in reaching the poorest and indigenous groups; (2) provide beneficiaries with an incentive framework to increase their participation in the conditional cash transfers (CCT) program, which would boost their demand for education and maternal and infant health services; (3) strengthen the supply of nutrition and child growth promotion interventions in the indigenous areas of the Red de Oportunidades Program (RO); and (4) enhance government capacity to develop coherent and efficient social sector policies and interventions on the basis of evidence. ... See More +

Project Paper 67176 MAR 21, 2012

Disclosed

Crossing boundaries : gender, caste and schooling in rural Pakistan (English)

Can communal heterogeneity explain persistent educational inequities in developing countries? The paper uses a novel data-set from rural Pakistan that explicitly recognizes the geographic structure of villages and the social makeup of constituent hamlets to show that demand for schooling is sensitive to the allocation of schools across ethnically fragmented communities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5710 JUN 01, 2011

Jacoby, Hanan G.; Mansuri, Ghazala Disclosed

Upper Egypt - Development of social capital and infrastructure construction : Haute-Égypte - Construction d'infrastructures et élaboration d'un capital social (French)

Brief 94900 OCT 31, 2008

Spanish, Arabic Disclosed

The growing phenomenon of private tutoring : does it deepen human capital, widen inequalities, or waste resources? (English)

Does private tutoring increase parental choice and improve student achievement, or does it exacerbate social inequalities and impose heavy costs on households, possibly without improving student outcomes? ... See More +

Journal Article 76786 APR 18, 2008

Dang, Hai-Anh; Rogers, F. Halsey Disclosed

If you build it, will they come? School availability and school enrollment in 21 poor countries (English)

Increasing the supply of schools is commonly advocated as a policy intervention to promote schooling. Analysis of the relationship between the school enrollment of 6 to 14 year olds and the distance to primary and secondary schools in 21 rural areas in low-income countries (including some of the poorest countries in Sub-Saharan Africa) reveals that the two are often statistically significantly related. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3340 JUN 01, 2004

Filmer, Deon

Impact of cost sharing on education reform of secondary education (ROSE II) (English)

This study has two objectives. The first is to analyze the current cost-sharing scheme in Jamaica, in terms of the amount of funds collected from students and the use of the funds, the impact of the scheme on the equitable financing of secondary education, and its impact on various aspects of education demand and student life. ... See More +

Working Paper 37585 SEP 10, 2002

Disclosed

Tanzania - Community education (English)

"Mfuko wa Elimu Msingi" - or the Community Education Fund (CEF) - was started in 1995. It was extended as one of the two key components under the Human Resources Development Project (HRDP) launched in 1997. ... See More +

Brief 22082 APR 30, 2001

Markov, Andrei French Disclosed

School enrollment decline in sub-Saharan Africa : beyond the supply constraint (English)

This paper examines the likely causes for deteriorating enrollment rates in Africa. While a causal link is difficult to establish, several studies suggest that declining incomes and employment opportunities impact on household schooling decisions (i.e. household demand for education). ... See More +

Publication WDP395 AUG 31, 1998

Bredie, Joseph W. B.; Beeharry, Girindre K.

The business of education - a look at Kenya's private education sector (English)

This case study surveys the educational services provided by the private sector in Kenya, identifies the major issues, and discusses a possible role for the World Bank Group, particularly the IFC. ... See More +

Publication IFD32 SEP 30, 1997

Karmokolias, Yannis; Maas, Jacob van Lutsenburg

Schooling and cognitive achievements of children in Morocco : can the government improve outcomes? (English)

Although education plays an important role in economic development, many low income countries are failing to develop their education systems fast enough to reap the benefits of an educated workforce. ... See More +

Publication WDP264 OCT 31, 1994

Khandker, Shahidur R.; Lavy, Victor; Filmer, Deon

The political economy of private education in developed and developing countries (English)

This paper examines the private - public division of responsibility for education across countries at different levels of economic development. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) EDT81 MAY 31, 1987

James, Estelle

The political economy of private education in developed and developing countries (English)

This paper examines the private - public division of responsibility for education across countries at different levels of economic development. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) EDT71 MAY 31, 1987

James, Estelle

The planning of education : where do we stand? (English)

Educational planning is a relatively recent phenomenon in the history of education. It has been practiced, malpracticed, or simply paid lip service in most countries, especially in developing ones, since the late 1950's. ... See More +

Journal Article REP401 NOV 30, 1986

Psacharopoulos, George Disclosed

Public vs. private schools in developing countries : evidence from Colombia and Tanzania (English)

The paper presents evidence on differences between public and private schools in Colombia and Tanzania on a number of indicators like cognitive achievement, unit cost and labor market outcomes. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) EDT33 JUL 31, 1986

Psacharopoulos, George

User charges for education : the ability and willingness to pay in Malawi (English)

Investment in education is generally recognized as essential for a country's long term economic and social development. However, present macroeconomic conditions have limited allocation of public resources for education. ... See More +

Staff Working Paper SWP661 SEP 30, 1984

Tan, Jee-Peng; Mingat, Alain; Lee, Kiong Hock

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Improving learning outcomes in South Asia : findings from a decade of impact evaluations (English)
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OCT 23, 2016 129183 Journal Article
Improving education outcomes in South Asia : findings from a decade of impact evaluations (English)
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JUL 13, 2015 WPS7362 Policy Research Working Paper
Study of social public spending and intitutions in El Salvador : education, health, social protection and employment (Spanish)
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JUN 01, 2015 98798 Working Paper
Afghanistan - Achieving education results in a difficult environment (English)
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MAY 09, 2012 93570 Brief
Panama - Social Protection Project : restructuring (Vol. 2) : Data sheet (English)
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MAR 21, 2012 67176 Project Paper
Crossing boundaries : gender, caste and schooling in rural Pakistan (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 WPS5710 Policy Research Working Paper
Honduras - Social Investment Fund benefits two and a half million people : Honduras - Fondo de Inversión Social beneficia a 2,5 milliones de personas (Spanish)
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APR 06, 2009 94553 Brief
Upper Egypt - Development of social capital and infrastructure construction : Haute-Égypte - Construction d'infrastructures et élaboration d'un capital social (French)
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OCT 31, 2008 94900 Brief Spanish, Arabic
The growing phenomenon of private tutoring : does it deepen human capital, widen inequalities, or waste resources? (English)
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APR 18, 2008 76786 Journal Article
If you build it, will they come? School availability and school enrollment in 21 poor countries (English)
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JUN 01, 2004 WPS3340 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact of cost sharing on education reform of secondary education (ROSE II) (English)
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SEP 10, 2002 37585 Working Paper
Tanzania - Community education (English)
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APR 30, 2001 22082 Brief French
School enrollment decline in sub-Saharan Africa : beyond the supply constraint (English)
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AUG 31, 1998 WDP395 Publication
The business of education - a look at Kenya's private education sector (English)
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SEP 30, 1997 IFD32 Publication
Schooling and cognitive achievements of children in Morocco : can the government improve outcomes? (English)
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OCT 31, 1994 WDP264 Publication
The political economy of private education in developed and developing countries (English)
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MAY 31, 1987 EDT81 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The political economy of private education in developed and developing countries (English)
See More +
MAY 31, 1987 EDT71 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The planning of education : where do we stand? (English)
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NOV 30, 1986 REP401 Journal Article
Public vs. private schools in developing countries : evidence from Colombia and Tanzania (English)
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JUL 31, 1986 EDT33 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
User charges for education : the ability and willingness to pay in Malawi (English)
See More +
SEP 30, 1984 SWP661 Staff Working Paper