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Charter school entry and school choice: the case of Washington, D.C. (English)

This paper develops and estimates an equilibrium model of charter school entry and school choice. In the model, households choose among public, private, and charter schools, and a regulator authorizes charter entry and mandates charter exit. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7383 JUL 29, 2015

Ferreyra,Maria Marta; Kosenok,Grigory

Does longer compulsory education equalize schooling by gender and rural/urban residence ? (English)

This study examines the effects of the extension of compulsory schooling from 5 to 8 years in Turkey in 1997—which involved substantial investment in school infrastructure—on schooling outcomes and, in particular, on the equality of these outcomes between men and women, and urban and rural residents using the Turkish Demographic and Health Surveys. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7377 JUL 24, 2015

Kırdar,Murat G.; Dayıoğlu,Meltem; Koç,İsmet

El Salvador - Education Quality Improvement Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Education Quality Improvement Project for El Salvador is to improve access, retention, and graduation rates for students in the lower secondary education and the upper secondary education of the borrowers public schools adopting the inclusive full-time school (IFTS) model. ... See More +

Project Paper RES17213 JUL 13, 2015

Novali,Antonella

Where have all the textbooks gone? : Toward sustainable provision of teaching and learning materials in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This World Bank report is a rich compilation of information on teaching learning materials (TLM) in Africa based on the extensive and multi-faceted experience of the authors work in the education sector in Africa. ... See More +

Publication 97932 JUL 08, 2015

Read, Tony

Uruguay - Support to Uruguayan Public Schools Project : P126408 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 06 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR18871 JUN 29, 2015

0000A8056

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

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3094 JUN 23, 2015

Extending the school day in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean are reforming their education systems with the view of adding more hours to the school day. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7309 JUN 16, 2015

Holland,Peter Anthony; Alfaro,Pablo; Evans,David

Teacher performance pay : Experimental evidence from Pakistan (English)

This paper presents evidence from the first three years of a randomized controlled trial of a government-administered pilot teacher performance pay program in Punjab, Pakistan. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7307 JUN 15, 2015

Barrera-Osorio,Felipe; Raju,Dhushyanth

Thailand - Wanted : a quality education for all (English)

Over the past two and a half decades, Thailand has made great progress in expanding basic education, closing the gap in attendance between socioeconomic groups, and putting more focus on the quality of education. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS13333 JUN 03, 2015

Sondergaard,Lars M.

Delivering education : a pragmatic framework for improving education in low-income countries (English)

Even as primary-school enrollments have increased in most low-income countries, levels of learning remain low and highly unequal. Responding to greater parental demand for quality, low-cost private schools have emerged as one of the fastest growing schooling options, challenging the monopoly of state-provided education and broadening the set of educational providers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7277 MAY 26, 2015

Andrabi,Tahir; Das,Jishnu; Khwaja,Asim Ijaz

Getting textbooks to every child in Sub-Saharan Africa : strategies for addressing the high cost and low availability problem (English)

This book offers policy options that can help reduce textbook costs and increase their supply. The book explores, in depth, the cost and financial barriers that restrict textbook availability in schools across much of the region, as well as policies successfully adapted in other countries. ... See More +

Publication 96468 MAY 13, 2015

Fredriksen,Birger J.; Brar,Sukhdeep; Trucano,Michael

Why Do students learn so little? Seeking answers inside Haitis classrooms : Why Do students learn so little? Seeking answers inside Haiti’s classrooms (English)

The Haitian education system made substantial improvements in access over the last decade, such that today the majority of Haiti’s children are in school. ... See More +

Working Paper 96500 MAY 01, 2015

Adelman,Melissa Ann; Baron,Juan; Blimpo,Pouguinimpo Moussa; Evans, David K.; Simbou,Atabanam; Yarrow,Noah Bunce French

India - Madhya Pradesh Higher Education Quality Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan (English)

Indigenous Peoples Plan IPP786 APR 15, 2015

Parental human capital and effective school management : evidence from The Gambia (English)

Education systems in developing countries are often centrally managed in a top-down structure. In environments where schools have different needs and where localized information plays an important role, empowerment of the local community may be attractive, but low levels of human capital at the local level may offset gains from local information. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7238 APR 13, 2015

Blimpo,Moussa Pouguinimpo; Evans,David; Lahire,Nathalie

Report cards : the impact of providing school and child test scores on educational markets (English)

This paper studies study the impact of providing school and child test scores on subsequent test scores, prices, and enrollment in markets with multiple public and private providers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7226 MAR 30, 2015

Andrabi,Tahir; Das,Jishnu; Khwaja,Asim Ijaz

Colombia - Upper Secondary Education Project (English)

The Upper Secondary Education Project for Columbia received moderately satisfactory outcome rating with modest risk to development outcome. The Bank’s performance was rated moderately unsatisfactory while the Borrower’s performance received a moderately satisfactory rating. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3198 MAR 25, 2015

Tunisia - Second Higher Education Reform Support Project (English)

The Second Higher Education Reform Support Project for Tunisia received a moderately satisfactory outcome rating with moderate risk to development outcome. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3297 MAR 17, 2015

China - Xinjiang Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 5) : Social analysis report (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 MAR 01, 2015

What really works to improve learning in developing countries ? an analysis of divergent findings in systematic reviews (English)

In the past two years alone, at least six systematic reviews or meta-analyses have examined the interventions that improve learning outcomes in low- and middle-income countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7203 FEB 26, 2015

Evans,David-000213993; Popova,Anna

Romania - Secondary Education Project (English)

The development objectives of the Secondary Education Project for Romania are to improve the transition from upper secondary into tertiary education and increase the retention in the first year of tertiary education in project-supported education institutions. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1108 FEB 20, 2015

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Charter school entry and school choice: the case of Washington, D.C. (English)
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JUL 29, 2015 WPS7383 Policy Research Working Paper
Does longer compulsory education equalize schooling by gender and rural/urban residence ? (English)
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JUL 24, 2015 WPS7377 Policy Research Working Paper
El Salvador - Education Quality Improvement Project : restructuring (English)
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JUL 13, 2015 RES17213 Project Paper
Where have all the textbooks gone? : Toward sustainable provision of teaching and learning materials in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JUL 08, 2015 97932 Publication
Uruguay - Support to Uruguayan Public Schools Project : P126408 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 06 (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 ISR18871 Implementation Status and Results Report
China - Guangdong Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 ICR3094 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Extending the school day in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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JUN 16, 2015 WPS7309 Policy Research Working Paper
Teacher performance pay : Experimental evidence from Pakistan (English)
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JUN 15, 2015 WPS7307 Policy Research Working Paper
Thailand - Wanted : a quality education for all (English)
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JUN 03, 2015 AUS13333 Working Paper
Delivering education : a pragmatic framework for improving education in low-income countries (English)
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MAY 26, 2015 WPS7277 Policy Research Working Paper
Getting textbooks to every child in Sub-Saharan Africa : strategies for addressing the high cost and low availability problem (English)
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MAY 13, 2015 96468 Publication
Why Do students learn so little? Seeking answers inside Haitis classrooms : Why Do students learn so little? Seeking answers inside Haiti’s classrooms (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 96500 Working Paper French
India - Madhya Pradesh Higher Education Quality Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan (English)
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APR 15, 2015 IPP786 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Parental human capital and effective school management : evidence from The Gambia (English)
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APR 13, 2015 WPS7238 Policy Research Working Paper
Report cards : the impact of providing school and child test scores on educational markets (English)
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MAR 30, 2015 WPS7226 Policy Research Working Paper
Colombia - Upper Secondary Education Project (English)
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MAR 25, 2015 ICR3198 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Tunisia - Second Higher Education Reform Support Project (English)
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MAR 17, 2015 ICR3297 Implementation Completion and Results Report
China - Xinjiang Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 5) : Social analysis report (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 IPP764 Indigenous Peoples Plan
What really works to improve learning in developing countries ? an analysis of divergent findings in systematic reviews (English)
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FEB 26, 2015 WPS7203 Policy Research Working Paper
Romania - Secondary Education Project (English)
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FEB 20, 2015 PAD1108 Project Appraisal Document