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Strengthening Kazakhstanapos;s education systems : an analysis of PISA 2009 and 2012 (English)

Kazakhstanapos;s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 performance improved markedly compared to 2009, and indicated a narrowing achievement gap among students. ... See More +

Working Paper 92913 DEC 03, 2014

Inoue, Keiko; Gortazar, Lucas Russian

Argentine - Second Rural Education Improvement Project : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 92947 DEC 02, 2014

Education attainment in the Middle East and North Africa : success at a cost (English)

This paper reviews the experience of the Middle East and North Africa region in education attainment over the past four decades (1970-2010). It documents the following main findings: (a) all countries in the region experienced significant improvements in educational attainment over this period; (b) most countries in the region did better in this regard than comparators that had roughly the same education stocks in 1970; (c) collectively, the region achieved a greater percentage increase in education than other regions; (d) the regionapos;s better performance was in part because of higher rates of public spending on education, better food sufficiency status, and a lower initial stock of education in 1970 in comparison with most other developing country regions; and (e) the region had among the lowest payoffs to public spending in terms of increments in education stock; the impressive advance in education was achieved at high cost. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7127 DEC 01, 2014

Iqbal, Farrukh; Kiendrebeogo, Youssouf

Violence against women and girls resource guide : education sector brief (English)

Experiencing violence in schools can negatively impact girlsapos; enrollment as well as the quality of the education they receive. Evidence suggests that sexual harassment is widespread in educational settings in many parts of the world. ... See More +

Working Paper 92968 DEC 01, 2014

Gennari, Floriza; Urban, Anne-Marie; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer; Arango, Diana; Kiplesund, Sveinung

Bangladesh - Third Primary Education Development Program : additional financing (English)

The objectives of the Third Primary Education Development Program Project for Bangladesh is to (i) increase participation and reduce social disparities in primary education; (ii) increase the number of children completing primary education and improve the quality of the learning environment and measurement of student learning; and (iii) improve effectiveness of resource use for primary education. ... See More +

Project Paper 90812 NOV 21, 2014

School-based management : lessons from international experience and options for Turkey (English)

As Turkey explores how to further improve education quality, there is growing interest from policy makers in increasing school autonomy. Providing more autonomy to local-level decision makers is referred to generally as school-based management (SBM). ... See More +

Other Education Study 93113 NOV 21, 2014

Djibouti - Enhancing Income Opportunities Project (French)

Project Information Document 92608 NOV 15, 2014

English

Senegal - Skills for Jobs and Competitiveness Project (English)

The project development objective is to strengthen the TVET system for delivery of better quality and more relevant training in order to improve the employability of youth in selected priority sectors of the economy. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document 88066 NOV 12, 2014

India - Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness in Bihar Project (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 92617 NOV 11, 2014

Argentina - Second Rural Education Improvement Project (English)

The objective of the Second Rural Education Improvement Project for Argentina is to support the national government to reduce repetition rates in primary education and increase enrollment in, and completion rates of, secondary education, all in Argentina’s rural areas. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD557 NOV 05, 2014

Intelligence, personality, and creativity : unleashing the power of intelligence and personality traits to build a creative and innovative economy (English)

Cognitive ability, as measured by IQ and background factors such as socioeconomic status and demographics have historically been seen as the principal determinants of a student’s academic success. ... See More +

Working Paper 92212 NOV 04, 2014

King, Elizabeth; Rogers, Halsey

The road traveled : Dubaiapos;s journey towards improving private education - a World Bank review (Arabic)

As Dubai has grown over the last two decades, the demand for private education has grown with it, a reflection of the number of expatriates settling in the city. ... See More +

Working Paper 91884 NOV 01, 2014

Thacker, Simon; Cuadra, Ernesto English

Dropout in upper secondary education in Mexico : patterns, consequences and possible causes (English)

This study examines the causes and effects of low enrollment and high dropout rates at the upper secondary level in Mexico, where upper secondary completion rates are well below those of other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries and the regional average. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7083 NOV 01, 2014

Bentaouet Kattan, Raja; Szekely, Miguel

Promoting womenapos;s economic empowerment : what works ? (English)

A review of rigorous evaluations of interventions that seek to empower women economically shows that the same class of interventions has significantly different outcomes depending on the client. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7087 NOV 01, 2014

Buvinic, Mayra; Furst-Nichols, Rebecca

India - Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness in Bihar Project : Indigenous peoples plan : Tribal development framework (English)

The proposed World Bank financed operation Program for Results (PforR) and Investment Project Financing (IPF) aims to improve the effectiveness of elementary school teachers in Bihar, by supporting the state in developing a robust teacher education program towards producing teachers who are effective, qualified, accountable and responsive. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan IPP754 NOV 01, 2014

Tunisia - Breaking the barriers to youth inclusion (English)

The report is organized along the different dimensions of youth inclusion. Chapter two investigates voice and participation of young Tunisians, and identifies both constraints and opportunities for their engagement in civic and political life. ... See More +

Pre-2003 Economic or Sector Report 89233 NOV 01, 2014

Developing social-emotional skills for the labor market : the PRACTICE model (English)

Although there is a general agreement in the literature of the importance of social-emotional skills for labor market success, there is little consensus on the specific skills that should be acquired or how and when to teach them. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7123 NOV 01, 2014

Guerra, Nancy; Modecki, Kathryn; Cunningham, Wendy

Investing in young children : a review of the World Bank's recent experience (English)

Increasing recognition that investments in early childhood development (ECD) are essential for children to reach their full potential has led development agencies, including the World Bank, to place a higher priority on young children in their partnership with countries. ... See More +

Brief 93206 NOV 01, 2014

Sayre, Rebecca Kraft; Wodon, Quentin T.

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Strengthening Kazakhstanapos;s education systems : an analysis of PISA 2009 and 2012 (English)
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DEC 03, 2014 92913 Working Paper Russian
Argentine - Second Rural Education Improvement Project : chair summary (English)
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DEC 02, 2014 92947 Board Summary
Education attainment in the Middle East and North Africa : success at a cost (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7127 Policy Research Working Paper
Violence against women and girls resource guide : education sector brief (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 92968 Working Paper
Bangladesh - Third Primary Education Development Program : additional financing (English)
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NOV 21, 2014 90812 Project Paper
Vietnam - Ministry of Education and Training : Escuela Nueva Project : procurement plan for the next 18 months (English)
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NOV 21, 2014 93032 Procurement Plan
School-based management : lessons from international experience and options for Turkey (English)
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NOV 21, 2014 93113 Other Education Study
Armenia - Disease Prevention And Control Project : procurement plan for goods and non consulting services (English)
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NOV 18, 2014 92891 Procurement Plan
Djibouti - Enhancing Income Opportunities Project (French)
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NOV 15, 2014 92608 Project Information Document English
Senegal - Skills for Jobs and Competitiveness Project (English)
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NOV 12, 2014 88066 Project Appraisal Document
India - Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness in Bihar Project (English)
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NOV 11, 2014 92617 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Argentina - Second Rural Education Improvement Project (English)
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NOV 05, 2014 PAD557 Project Appraisal Document
Intelligence, personality, and creativity : unleashing the power of intelligence and personality traits to build a creative and innovative economy (English)
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NOV 04, 2014 92212 Working Paper
The road traveled : Dubaiapos;s journey towards improving private education - a World Bank review (Arabic)
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NOV 01, 2014 91884 Working Paper English
Dropout in upper secondary education in Mexico : patterns, consequences and possible causes (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7083 Policy Research Working Paper
Promoting womenapos;s economic empowerment : what works ? (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7087 Policy Research Working Paper
India - Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness in Bihar Project : Indigenous peoples plan : Tribal development framework (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 IPP754 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Tunisia - Breaking the barriers to youth inclusion (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 89233 Pre-2003 Economic or Sector Report
Developing social-emotional skills for the labor market : the PRACTICE model (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7123 Policy Research Working Paper
Investing in young children : a review of the World Bank's recent experience (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 93206 Brief