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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

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

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

Poland - Skilling up the next generation : an analysis of Poland’s performance in the program for international student assessment (English)

Facing the prospects of rapid demographic aging and decline over the coming decades, Poland needs a highly skilled workforce to help generate the productivity growth that it needs to fuel continued convergence of its living standards with those of its West European neighbors. ... See More +

Working Paper 101562 DEC 02, 2015

Bodewig,Christian; Gortazar,Lucas; Herrera Sosa,Katia Marina; Kutner,Daniel; Amoroso,Jeremie Matthew; Moreno,Juan Martin

Slovak Republic - Skilling up the next generation : an analysis of Slovak Republic’s performance in the program for international student assessment (English)

Facing the prospects of rapid aging and shrinking population over the coming decades, Slovakia needs a highly skilled workforce to help generate the productivity growth that it needs to fuel its continued convergence of living standards with its West European neighbors. ... See More +

Working Paper 101563 DEC 02, 2015

Herrera Sosa,Katia Marina; Gortazar,Lucas; Amoroso,Jeremie Matthew; Bodewig,Christian; Karacsony,Sandor I.; Moreno,Juan Martin

India - Third Technical Education Quality Improvement Project : indigenous people’s policy framework : India - Third Technical Education Quality Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan (English)

The objective of the Third Education Quality Improvement Project for India is to improve quality and equity in selected engineering education institutions and increase the effectiveness of the engineering education system. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG1537 DEC 02, 2015

Radhakrishnan,Karthika

When do in-service teacher training and books improve student achievement ? experimental evidence from Mongolia (English)

This study presents evidence from a randomized control trial (RCT) in Mongolia on the impact of in-service teacher training and books, both as separate educational inputs and as a package. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7485 NOV 09, 2015

Fuje,Habtamu Neda; Tandon,Prateek

India - Madhya Pradesh (MP) Higher Education Quality Improvement Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Madhya Pradesh (MP) Higher Education Quality Improvement Project for India is to improve student outcomes especially for disadvantaged groups in selected higher education institutions and to increase the effectiveness of the higher education system in Madhya Pradesh. ... See More +

Project Paper RES21001 NOV 04, 2015

Radhakrishnan,Karthika

China - Guangdong Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14858 OCT 14, 2015

Vietnam - Third Phase of Higher Education Development Policy Program (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14827 OCT 13, 2015

India - MP Higher Education Quality Improvement Project : P150394 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR20477 OCT 05, 2015

Linden,Tobias

Learning in the face of adversity : the UNRWA education program for Palestine refugees (English)

Palestine refugees are achieving higher-than-average learning outcomes in spite of the adverse circumstances they live under. Their education system - the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine refugees in the near east operates one of the largest nongovernmental school systems in the Middle East. ... See More +

Publication 100532 OCT 01, 2015

Abdul-Hamid,Husein; Patrinos,Harry Anthony; Reyes,Joel E.; Kelcey,Jo Alix; Varela,Andrea Diaz

Are public libraries improving quality of education ? when the provision of public goods is not enough (English)

This paper analyzes the relation between public, education-related infrastructure and the quality of education in schools. The analysis uses a case study of the establishment of two large, high-quality public libraries in low-income areas in Bogotá, Colombia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7429 SEP 30, 2015

Rodriguez Lesmes,Paul Andres; Trujillo,Jose Daniel; Valderrama Gonzalez,Daniel

High school track choice and financial constraints : evidence from urban Mexico (English)

Parents and students from different socioeconomic backgrounds value differently school characteristics, but the reasons behind this preference heterogeneity are not well understood. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7427 SEP 28, 2015

Avitabile,Ciro; Bobba,Matteo; Pariguana,Marco

The Heterogeneous effect of information on student performance : evidence from a randomized control trial in Mexico (English)

A randomized control trial was conducted to study whether providing 10th grade students with information about the returns to upper secondary and tertiary education, and a source of financial aid for tertiary education, can contribute to improve student performance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7422 SEP 28, 2015

Avitabile,Ciro; De Hoyos Navarro,Rafael E.

Dominican Republic - Support to the National Education Pact Project (English)

The development objective of the Support to the National Education Pact Project for Dominican Republic is to improve the Borrower’s capacity to: (i) recruit and train primary and secondary school teachers, (ii) assess student learning in primary and secondary education, (iii) evaluate the quality of service provided by public early childhood development centers, and (iv) enhance the process for decentralizing public school management. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD850 SEP 10, 2015

How does the short-term training program contribute to skills development in Bangladesh? A tracer study of the short-term training graduates (English)

Skills development is one of the priorities for national economic development strategies of Bangladesh. The vision 2021 of the Government of Bangladesh gives the highest priority to building a large base of skilled workers in order to achieve a poverty-free middle-income country by 2021. ... See More +

Working Paper 103117 SEP 01, 2015

Nomura,Shinsaku; Rahman,Md. Mokhlesur; Goyal,Sangeeta; Nakata,Shiro; Al-Zayed,Syed Rashed

Nepal - Second Higher Education Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14791 AUG 28, 2015

The impact of vocational schooling on human capital development in developing countries : evidence from China (English)

A number of developing countries are currently promoting vocational education and training (VET) as a way to build human capital and strengthen economic growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7396 AUG 18, 2015

Loyalka,Prashant Kumar; Huang,Xiaoting; Zhang,Linxiu; Wei,Jianguo; Yi,Hongmei; Song,Yingquan; Shi,Yaojiang; Chu,James

The impact of an accountability intervention with diagnostic feedback : evidence from Mexico (English)

In 2009, the Mexican state of Colima implemented a low-stakes accountability intervention with diagnostic feedback among 108 public primary schools with the lowest test scores in the national student assessment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7393 AUG 13, 2015

De Hoyos Navarro,Rafael E.; Garcia Moreno,Vicente A.; Patrinos,Harry Anthony

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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
Teacher performance in Bihar, India : implications for education (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102726 Publication
Understanding the trends in learning outcomes in Argentina, 2000 to 2012 (English)
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DEC 17, 2015 WPS7518 Policy Research Working Paper
Poland - Skilling up the next generation : an analysis of Poland’s performance in the program for international student assessment (English)
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DEC 02, 2015 101562 Working Paper
Slovak Republic - Skilling up the next generation : an analysis of Slovak Republic’s performance in the program for international student assessment (English)
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DEC 02, 2015 101563 Working Paper
India - Third Technical Education Quality Improvement Project : indigenous people’s policy framework : India - Third Technical Education Quality Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan (English)
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DEC 02, 2015 SFG1537 Indigenous Peoples Plan
When do in-service teacher training and books improve student achievement ? experimental evidence from Mongolia (English)
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NOV 09, 2015 WPS7485 Policy Research Working Paper
India - Madhya Pradesh (MP) Higher Education Quality Improvement Project : restructuring (English)
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NOV 04, 2015 RES21001 Project Paper
China - Guangdong Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project (English)
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OCT 14, 2015 ICRR14858 Implementation Completion Report Review
Vietnam - Third Phase of Higher Education Development Policy Program (English)
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OCT 13, 2015 ICRR14827 Implementation Completion Report Review
India - MP Higher Education Quality Improvement Project : P150394 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)
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OCT 05, 2015 ISR20477 Implementation Status and Results Report
Learning in the face of adversity : the UNRWA education program for Palestine refugees (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100532 Publication
Are public libraries improving quality of education ? when the provision of public goods is not enough (English)
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SEP 30, 2015 WPS7429 Policy Research Working Paper
High school track choice and financial constraints : evidence from urban Mexico (English)
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SEP 28, 2015 WPS7427 Policy Research Working Paper
The Heterogeneous effect of information on student performance : evidence from a randomized control trial in Mexico (English)
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SEP 28, 2015 WPS7422 Policy Research Working Paper
Dominican Republic - Support to the National Education Pact Project (English)
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SEP 10, 2015 PAD850 Project Appraisal Document
How does the short-term training program contribute to skills development in Bangladesh? A tracer study of the short-term training graduates (English)
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SEP 01, 2015 103117 Working Paper
Nepal - Second Higher Education Project (English)
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AUG 28, 2015 ICRR14791 Implementation Completion Report Review
The impact of vocational schooling on human capital development in developing countries : evidence from China (English)
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AUG 18, 2015 WPS7396 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of an accountability intervention with diagnostic feedback : evidence from Mexico (English)
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AUG 13, 2015 WPS7393 Policy Research Working Paper