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Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Kenya Youth Employment and Opportunities - P151831 (English)

Project Information Document PIDA56830 FEB 04, 2016

Tesliuc,Cornelia M.

How much teachers know and how much it matters in class : analyzing three rounds of subject-specific test score data of Indonesian students and teachers (English)

Improving the quality of education is one of today's main challenges for governments in the developing world. Based on a unique matched student-to-teacher panel data set on test scores this paper presents two empirical results for Indonesia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7556 FEB 02, 2016

De Ree,Joppe Jaitze

Kenya - Can the private sector help train youth for jobs? (English)

The World Bank is committed to working with governments to give everyone the ability to lead productive and healthy lives and getting youth ready for and in jobs is part of this. ... See More +

Brief 103114 FEB 01, 2016

Cognitive and non-cognitive skills for the Peruvian labor market : addressing measurement error through latent skills estimations (English)

Evidence from developed country data suggests that cognitive and non-cognitive skills contribute to improved labor market outcomes. This paper tests this hypothesis in a developing country by using an individual-level data set from Peru that incorporates modules to measure cognitive and non-cognitive skills. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7550 FEB 01, 2016

Cunningham,Wendy; Parra Torrado,Mónica; Sarzosa,Miguel Alonso

Out of school and out of work: a diagnostic of ninis in Latin America (English)

Using all the household survey data available in Latin America during the period 1992 to 2013, this paper estimates that in 2015, 20 million youth ages 15 to 24 years in the region were out of school and not working (making them ninis, for "ni estudian ni trabajan"). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7548 JAN 28, 2016

De Hoyos Navarro,Rafael E.; Popova,Anna; Rogers,F. Halsey

Following Mexican youth : a short-run study of time use decisions (English)

This paper exploits data from a rotating panel that follows individuals for four quarters to shed light on the factors driving the time use decisions and restrictions faced by Mexican youth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7534 JAN 18, 2016

Baron,Juan; Popova,Anna; Sanchez Diaz,Angelica Maria

Middle East and North Africa - Enhancing Microfinance amongst Women and Youth Project (English)

Ratings for the Enhancing Microfinance amongst Women and Youth Project for Middle East and North Africa were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was substantial, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3647 JAN 16, 2016

Out of school and out of work : risk and opportunities for Latin America’s ninis (English)

This study aims to provide policy makers in the region with analysis of the nini issue and options for addressing it in their countries. To do so, the study undertakes a comprehensive diagnosis quantifying the problem, develops a conceptual framework identifying the determinants of youths’ choices, uses all the available data to test the theoretical implications, and reviews the evidence regarding interventions that have proven effective in keeping youth in school and helping them become employed. ... See More +

Publication 99447 JAN 15, 2016

De Hoyos Navarro,Rafael E.; Rogers,F. Halsey; Székely, Miguel Spanish

Ninis in Uruguay (English)

In Latin America, one in five youth-totaling more than 18 million individuals aged 15 to 24-is neither working nor in school (ninis). Despite the strong economic performance of the region in recent years – with vibrant economic growth and a significant reduction in poverty and inequality – the proportion of Latin American youth who are ninis fell only marginally, and the absolute number of young people in this condition actually increased. ... See More +

Working Paper 102789 JAN 15, 2016

Youth out of school and out of work in Brazil (English)

In Latin America, one in five youth-totaling more than 18 million individuals aged 15 to 24-is neither working nor in school (ninis). Despite the strong economic performance of the region in recent years – with vibrant economic growth and a significant reduction in poverty and inequality – the proportion of Latin American youth who are ninis fell only marginally, and the absolute number of young people in this condition actually increased. ... See More +

Working Paper 102788 JAN 15, 2016

OECS Countries - Support to Implementation of the Regional Education Strategy Project (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet ISDSC16599 JAN 14, 2016

OECS Countries - Support to Implementation of the Regional Education Strategy Project (English)

Project Information Document PIDC53660 JAN 13, 2016

The role of preschool quality in promoting child development : evidence from rural Indonesia (English)

This paper reports on the quality of early childhood education in rural Indonesia. On average, the paper finds that centers created under the Indonesia Early Childhood Education and Development Project provide higher quality services than other types of preschools, as measured by a comprehensive instrument of preschool quality based on direct observation of classrooms in session (the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7529 JAN 05, 2016

Brinkman,Sally Anne; Hasan,Amer; Jung,Haeil; Kinnell,Angela; Nakajima,Nozomi; Pradhan,Menno Prasad

Skills for work in Bulgaria : the relationship between cognitive and socioemotional skills and labor market outcomes (English)

Bulgaria is undergoing both a rapid demographic transition and a significant structural shift in its economy. Increasing longevity combined with low fertility and emigration have made Bulgaria’s age structure increasingly top-heavy and its dependency ratios higher. ... See More +

Working Paper 102627 JAN 01, 2016

Levin,Victoria; Guallar Artal,Silvia; Safir,Abla Bulgarian

Being fair, faring better : promoting equality of opportunity for marginalized Roma (English)

Many Roma are among the poorest and most vulnerable Europeans, facing poverty, exclusion, and discrimination. In European Union member countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) with substantial Roma populations, inequalities between Roma and non-Roma start early and are striking. ... See More +

Publication 102804 JAN 01, 2016

Gatti,Roberta V.; Karacsony,Sandor I.; Anan,Kosuke; Ferre,Celine; De Paz Nieves,Carmen

Teacher performance in Bihar, India : implications for education (English)

The overarching objective of the World Bank Group’s support to India and its low-income states is to support poverty reduction and shared prosperity. ... See More +

Publication 102726 JAN 01, 2016

Sinha,Shabnam; Banerji,Rukmini; Wadhwa, Wilima

India : Skills strengthening for industrial value enhancement program : integrated safeguards data sheet concept stage (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 102323 DEC 29, 2015

Understanding the trends in learning outcomes in Argentina, 2000 to 2012 (English)

This paper seeks to understand what drove the trends in learning outcomes in Argentina between 2000 and 2012, using data from four rounds of the Program for International Student Assessment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7518 DEC 17, 2015

De Hoyos Navarro,Rafael E.; Holland,Peter Anthony; Troiano,Sara

India - Strengthening Governance and Service Delivery in Karnataka Panchayats Project : indigenous peoples plan : Tribal and disadvantaged groups inclusion plan (includes social assessment) (English)

The objective of the Strengthening Governance and Service Delivery in Karnataka Panchayats Project for India is ‘to enhance the capacity of the Gram Panchayats to deliver services prioritized in their perspective plans of the ‘most’ and ‘more’ backward taluks (blocks) of Karnataka.’ ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG1595 DEC 15, 2015

Min,Saw Young

Malawi - Project to Improve Education Quality (English)

Ratings for the Project to Improve Education Quality for Malawi were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3612 DEC 10, 2015

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Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Kenya Youth Employment and Opportunities - P151831 (English)
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FEB 04, 2016 PIDA56830 Project Information Document
How much teachers know and how much it matters in class : analyzing three rounds of subject-specific test score data of Indonesian students and teachers (English)
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FEB 02, 2016 WPS7556 Policy Research Working Paper
Kenya - Can the private sector help train youth for jobs? (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103114 Brief
Cognitive and non-cognitive skills for the Peruvian labor market : addressing measurement error through latent skills estimations (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 WPS7550 Policy Research Working Paper
Out of school and out of work: a diagnostic of ninis in Latin America (English)
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JAN 28, 2016 WPS7548 Policy Research Working Paper
Following Mexican youth : a short-run study of time use decisions (English)
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JAN 18, 2016 WPS7534 Policy Research Working Paper
Middle East and North Africa - Enhancing Microfinance amongst Women and Youth Project (English)
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JAN 16, 2016 ICR3647 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Out of school and out of work : risk and opportunities for Latin America’s ninis (English)
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JAN 15, 2016 99447 Publication Spanish
Ninis in Uruguay (English)
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JAN 15, 2016 102789 Working Paper
Youth out of school and out of work in Brazil (English)
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JAN 15, 2016 102788 Working Paper
OECS Countries - Support to Implementation of the Regional Education Strategy Project (English)
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JAN 14, 2016 ISDSC16599 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
OECS Countries - Support to Implementation of the Regional Education Strategy Project (English)
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JAN 13, 2016 PIDC53660 Project Information Document
The role of preschool quality in promoting child development : evidence from rural Indonesia (English)
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JAN 05, 2016 WPS7529 Policy Research Working Paper
Skills for work in Bulgaria : the relationship between cognitive and socioemotional skills and labor market outcomes (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102627 Working Paper Bulgarian
Being fair, faring better : promoting equality of opportunity for marginalized Roma (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102804 Publication
Teacher performance in Bihar, India : implications for education (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102726 Publication
India : Skills strengthening for industrial value enhancement program : integrated safeguards data sheet concept stage (English)
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DEC 29, 2015 102323 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Understanding the trends in learning outcomes in Argentina, 2000 to 2012 (English)
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DEC 17, 2015 WPS7518 Policy Research Working Paper
India - Strengthening Governance and Service Delivery in Karnataka Panchayats Project : indigenous peoples plan : Tribal and disadvantaged groups inclusion plan (includes social assessment) (English)
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DEC 15, 2015 SFG1595 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Malawi - Project to Improve Education Quality (English)
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DEC 10, 2015 ICR3612 Implementation Completion and Results Report