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Broken gears : the value added of higher education on teachers' academic achievement (English)

Good teachers are essential for high-quality educational systems. However, little is known about teachers' skills formation during college. By combining two standardized tests for Colombian students, one taken at the end of senior year in high school and the other when students are near graduation from college, this paper documents the extent to which education majors relatively improve or deteriorate their skills in quantitative reasoning, native language, and foreign language, in comparison to students in other programs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7168 JAN 01, 2015

Balcazar, Carlos Felipe; Nopo, Hugo

Increasing access by waiving tuition : evidence from Haiti (English)

Despite impressive gains in increasing access to school over the past 20 years, an estimated 57 million children worldwide do not go to school. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7175 JAN 01, 2015

Adelman, Melissa A.; Holland, Peter A.

Wage dynamics, turnover, and human capital : evidence from adolescent transition from school to work in the Philippines (English)

This paper examines wage dynamics and turnover using tracking data of adolescents from the Philippines. The analysis uses individual test scores in grade 6 to proxy abilities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7184 JAN 01, 2015

Yamauchi, Futoshi

Cameroon - CAMEROON--Equity and Quality for Improved Learning Project : P133338 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 02 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR17313 DEC 31, 2014

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Nepal - Second Higher Education Project (English)

The Second Higher Education Project for Nepal has the following revised project development objectives: (a) enhanced quality, efficiency and relevance of higher education through a set of systemic reforms and incentives to selected institutions; and (b) improved access for academically qualified students from disadvantaged groups in (i) higher education and (ii) higher secondary education. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR2849 DEC 30, 2014

Vietnam - Higher Education Development Policy Program (English)

The Vietnam Higher Education Development Policy Program received a moderately satisfactory outcome with negligible to low risk to development outcome. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3269 DEC 24, 2014

Strengthening Kazakhstan's education systems : an analysis of PISA 2009 and 2012 (English)

Kazakhstan'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

Strengthening Kazakhstan's education systems : an analysis of PISA 2009 and 2012 (Russian)

Kazakhstan'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

Educating the next generation : improving teacher quality in Cambodia (English)

This book diagnoses Cambodian teaching quality and presents policy options for reform. Through classroom observation, assessments of mathematics and pedagogical content knowledge, and surveys of teachers and school directors, it sheds light on content and instruction, interactions with school directors, instructional support systems, and the implementation of teacher standards. ... See More +

Publication 93439 DEC 01, 2014

Tandon, Prateek; Fukao, Tsuyoshi

China - Xinjiang Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 2) : Social analysis report : abstract (English)

The development objective of the Xinjiang Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project for China is to improve the quality and relevance of project schools to produce skills that respond to the labor market demand in Xinjiang. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan IPP764 DEC 01, 2014

Chinese

China - Xinjiang Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 4) : Abstract (English)

The development objective of the Xinjiang Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project for China is to improve the quality and relevance of project schools to produce skills that respond to the labor market demand in Xinjiang. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan IPP764 DEC 01, 2014

Chinese

China - Xinjiang Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 4) : Abstract (Chinese)

The development objective of the Xinjiang Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project for China is to improve the quality and relevance of project schools to produce skills that respond to the labor market demand in Xinjiang. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan IPP764 DEC 01, 2014

English

China - Xinjiang Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 3) : Full report (Chinese)

The development objective of the Xinjiang Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project for China is to improve the quality and relevance of project schools to produce skills that respond to the labor market demand in Xinjiang. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan IPP764 DEC 01, 2014

Uzbekistan - Second Phase of the Basic Education Project (English)

Ratings for the Second Phase of the Basic Education Project for Uzbekistan were as follows: outcomes were moderately unsatisfactory; risk to development outcome was moderate; Bank performance was unsatisfactory; Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3026 OCT 27, 2014

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

The goal of this study is to provide a better understanding of how a school system can operate efficiently under adversity. The results of this work will be useful in identifying relevant policies in the Middle East and North Africa region. ... See More +

Working Paper 92391 OCT 01, 2014

How can Bulgaria improve its education system? : an analysis of PISA 2012 and past results (Bulgarian)

Bulgariaapos;s performance on all three disciplines of the program for international student assessment (PISA) 2012 was slightly better than its PISA 2000 performance, after having dropped between 2000 and 2006. ... See More +

Working Paper 91321 SEP 26, 2014

Gortazar, Lucas; Herrera-Sosa, Katia; Kutner, Daniel; Moreno, Martin; Gautam, Amy English

Education quality and opportunities for skills development in Albania : an analysis of PISA 2000-2012 results (English)

Albanian students improved their performance on Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) reading, math, and science assessments between 2000 and 2012, a period over which access to upper secondary education expanded dramatically. ... See More +

Working Paper 90742 SEP 17, 2014

Gortazar, Lucas; Kutner, Daniel; Inoue, Keiko Albanian

Education quality and opportunities for skills development in Albania : an analysis of PISA 2000-2012 results : Cilësia e Arsimit dhe Mundësitë për Zhvillimin e Aftësive në Shqipëri : Analizë e rezultateve të PVNN-së 2000-2012 (Albanian)

Albanian students improved their performance on Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) reading, math, and science assessments between 2000 and 2012, a period over which access to upper secondary education expanded dramatically. ... See More +

Working Paper 90742 SEP 17, 2014

Gortazar, Lucas; Kutner, Daniel; Inoue, Keiko English

The permanent input hypothesis : the case of textbooks and (no) student learning in Sierra Leone (English)

A textbook provision program in Sierra Leone demonstrates how volatility in the flow of government-provided learning inputs to schools can induce storage of these inputs by school administrators to smooth future consumption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7021 SEP 01, 2014

Sabarwal, Shwetlena; Evans, David K.; Marshak, Anastasia

Yemen - Higher Education Quality Improvement Project : additional financing (English)

The objective of the additional financing for Higher Education Quality Improvement Project (HEQIP) for Yemen is to create the enabling conditions for the enhancement of the quality of university programs and graduate employability. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD1025 AUG 19, 2014

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Broken gears : the value added of higher education on teachers' academic achievement (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7168 Policy Research Working Paper
Increasing access by waiving tuition : evidence from Haiti (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7175 Policy Research Working Paper
Wage dynamics, turnover, and human capital : evidence from adolescent transition from school to work in the Philippines (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7184 Policy Research Working Paper
Cameroon - CAMEROON--Equity and Quality for Improved Learning Project : P133338 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 02 (English)
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DEC 31, 2014 ISR17313 Implementation Status and Results Report
Nepal - Second Higher Education Project (English)
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DEC 30, 2014 ICR2849 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Vietnam - Higher Education Development Policy Program (English)
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DEC 24, 2014 ICR3269 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Strengthening Kazakhstan's education systems : an analysis of PISA 2009 and 2012 (English)
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DEC 03, 2014 92913 Working Paper
Strengthening Kazakhstan's education systems : an analysis of PISA 2009 and 2012 (Russian)
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DEC 03, 2014 92913 Working Paper
Educating the next generation : improving teacher quality in Cambodia (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 93439 Publication
China - Xinjiang Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 2) : Social analysis report : abstract (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 IPP764 Indigenous Peoples Plan Chinese
China - Xinjiang Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 4) : Abstract (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 IPP764 Indigenous Peoples Plan Chinese
China - Xinjiang Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 4) : Abstract (Chinese)
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DEC 01, 2014 IPP764 Indigenous Peoples Plan English
China - Xinjiang Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 3) : Full report (Chinese)
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DEC 01, 2014 IPP764 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Uzbekistan - Second Phase of the Basic Education Project (English)
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OCT 27, 2014 ICR3026 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Learning in the face of adversity : the UNRWA education program for Palestine refugees (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 92391 Working Paper
How can Bulgaria improve its education system? : an analysis of PISA 2012 and past results (Bulgarian)
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SEP 26, 2014 91321 Working Paper English
Education quality and opportunities for skills development in Albania : an analysis of PISA 2000-2012 results (English)
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SEP 17, 2014 90742 Working Paper Albanian
Education quality and opportunities for skills development in Albania : an analysis of PISA 2000-2012 results : Cilësia e Arsimit dhe Mundësitë për Zhvillimin e Aftësive në Shqipëri : Analizë e rezultateve të PVNN-së 2000-2012 (Albanian)
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SEP 17, 2014 90742 Working Paper English
The permanent input hypothesis : the case of textbooks and (no) student learning in Sierra Leone (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7021 Policy Research Working Paper
Yemen - Higher Education Quality Improvement Project : additional financing (English)
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AUG 19, 2014 PAD1025 Project Paper