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Mauritania - Skills Development Support Project : additional financing (English)

The development objectives of the Skills Development Support Project for Mauritania are to improve the quality and efficiency of training institutions and create an enabling environment for a more market-driven technical and vocational education training (TVET) system. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD972 APR 07, 2014

Guyana - Secondary Education Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 1 of 2) : Amerindian peoples plan (English)

The objective of the Guyana Secondary Education Improvement Project is to increase the 11th grade survival rate and the number of students that complete secondary education in Guyana's regions 3 and 4 (including Georgetown), by constructing and equipping schools, training teachers, and distributing learning materials. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan IPP704 MAR 28, 2014

Guyana - Secondary Education Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 2 of 2) : Social assessment for Amerindian peoples plan (English)

The objective of the Guyana Secondary Education Improvement Project is to increase the 11th grade survival rate and the number of students that complete secondary education in Guyana's regions 3 and 4 (including Georgetown), by constructing and equipping schools, training teachers, and distributing learning materials. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan IPP704 MAR 28, 2014

Myanmar - Decentralizing Funding to Schools Project : community participation planning framework (English)

The development objective of the Decentralizing Funding to Schools Project for Myanmar is to improve and expand Myanmar's existing school grants and student stipends programs. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan IPP696 MAR 26, 2014

Myanmar - Decentralizing Funding to Schools Project : environmental assessment : Community Participation Planning Framework (CPPF) (English)

The development objective of the Decentralizing Funding to Schools Project for Myanmar is to improve and expand Myanmar's existing school grants and student stipends programs. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4517 MAR 26, 2014

Papua New Guinea - Reading Education Project : restructuring (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (English)

The development objective of the Reading Education Project for Papua New Guinea is to improve the reading skills of elementary and primary education students. ... See More +

Project Paper 79486 MAR 21, 2014

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

The development objectives of the Second Phase of the Basic Education Project for Uzbekistan is to continue supporting Government of Uzbekistan's (GoU's) efforts to improve effectiveness of teaching and learning through: (1) targeted interventions in selected general secondary education schools and preschools in rural poor areas; (2) development of institutional capacity to assess student learning; and (3) adoption of predictable and transparent school budgets in selected oblasts. ... See More +

Project Paper 86020 MAR 10, 2014

Colombia - Second Phase of the Access with Quality to Higher Education Project (English)

The objective of the Second Phase of the Access with Quality to Higher Education (ACCES) Project for Colombia is to increase student enrollment, graduation and equity in higher education, by: (a) increasing the number of ACCES student loans and the ACCES program's focus on students from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds and in quality higher education institutions and programs; and (b) enhancing Colombian Institute for Educational Credit and Technical Studies Abroad (ICETEX's) institutional capacity. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD698 MAR 05, 2014

Papua New Guinea - Reading Education Project : restructuring (Vol. 2 of 2) : Data sheet (English)

The development objective of the Reading Education Project for Papua New Guinea is to improve the reading skills of elementary and primary education students. ... See More +

Project Paper 79486 MAR 04, 2014

Mozambique's sustained efforts on higher education, science and technology : Les efforts soutenus du Mozambique dans l'enseignement supérieur, les sciences et la technologie (French)

The key messages in this brief are as follows: 1) Mozambique has prioritized the development of higher education with a focus on science and technologyl; 2) Building a higher education system from scratch requires longterm external technical and financial support and government commitment; 3) Strong policies and visible progress have attracted international funding; 4) Further efforts are needed to expand science and technology programs; and 5) The momentum must be maintained so students are prepared for jobs in Mozambique’s emerging economy. ... See More +

Brief 85807 MAR 01, 2014

English

Meeting Africa's demand for skills : the role of regional centers of excellence (English)

The key messages in this brief are as follows: 1) Africa has experienced strong economic growth despite recent global downturns. There has been a resurgence of traditional sectors such as agriculture and the extractive industries, and promising new sectors have emerged such as Information and Communications Technology (ICT); 2) African economies urgently need highly skilled technicians, engineers, medical workers, agricultural scientists and researchers to fuel these booming sectors. ... See More +

Brief 85806 MAR 01, 2014

French

Mozambique's sustained efforts on higher education, science and technology (English)

The key messages in this brief are as follows: 1) Mozambique has prioritized the development of higher education with a focus on science and technologyl; 2) Building a higher education system from scratch requires longterm external technical and financial support and government commitment; 3) Strong policies and visible progress have attracted international funding; 4) Further efforts are needed to expand science and technology programs; and 5) The momentum must be maintained so students are prepared for jobs in Mozambique’s emerging economy. ... See More +

Brief 85807 MAR 01, 2014

French

Meeting Africa's demand for skills : the role of regional centers of excellence : Répondre à la demande en compétences de l'Afrique : le rôle des centres d'excellence régionaux (French)

The key messages in this brief are as follows: 1) Africa has experienced strong economic growth despite recent global downturns. There has been a resurgence of traditional sectors such as agriculture and the extractive industries, and promising new sectors have emerged such as Information and Communications Technology (ICT); 2) African economies urgently need highly skilled technicians, engineers, medical workers, agricultural scientists and researchers to fuel these booming sectors. ... See More +

Brief 85806 MAR 01, 2014

English

Meeting Africa's health worker crisis : the role of education systems and incentives (English)

The key messages in this brief are as follows: 1) African countries face a crisis in terms of human resources for health (HRH). This deeply affects their ability to deliver health results on the ground, achieve Universal Health Coverage, and foster economic growth; 2) Most countries in Africa are experiencing a shortage in health workers and in the skills required to achieve MDGs 4 and 5, which aim to reduce deaths among children and mothers. ... See More +

Brief 85712 MAR 01, 2014

French

Human capital for the oil, gas, and minerals industries (English)

The key messages for this brief are as follows: 1) Africa has a window of opportunity to enlarge the economic benefits from its booming oil, gas, and minerals industries; 2) The lack of specialized expertise is a major bottleneck obstructing the potential for more well-paid jobs and home-grown supplier companies; 3) Significant skills shortages exist both in terms of numbers and quality, particularly within the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM fields); 4) Establishing public private partnerships and regional centers of excellence is key to building these specializations; and 5) The World Bank is supporting 10 African countries as they train workers for the extractive industries. ... See More +

Brief 85714 MAR 01, 2014

French

Meeting Africa's health worker crisis : the role of education systems and incentives : Resoudre la crise du personnel de sante en Afrique : le role des systemes et mesures d'incitation en enseignement (French)

The key messages in this brief are as follows: 1) African countries face a crisis in terms of human resources for health (HRH). This deeply affects their ability to deliver health results on the ground, achieve Universal Health Coverage, and foster economic growth; 2) Most countries in Africa are experiencing a shortage in health workers and in the skills required to achieve MDGs 4 and 5, which aim to reduce deaths among children and mothers. ... See More +

Brief 85712 MAR 01, 2014

English

Human capital for the oil, gas, and minerals industries : Capital humain pour les industries du petrole, du gaz, et des mineraux (French)

The key messages for this brief are as follows: 1) Africa has a window of opportunity to enlarge the economic benefits from its booming oil, gas, and minerals industries; 2) The lack of specialized expertise is a major bottleneck obstructing the potential for more well-paid jobs and home-grown supplier companies; 3) Significant skills shortages exist both in terms of numbers and quality, particularly within the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM fields); 4) Establishing public private partnerships and regional centers of excellence is key to building these specializations; and 5) The World Bank is supporting 10 African countries as they train workers for the extractive industries. ... See More +

Brief 85714 MAR 01, 2014

English

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Mauritania - Skills Development Support Project : additional financing (English)
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APR 07, 2014 PAD972 Project Paper
Guyana - Secondary Education Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 1 of 2) : Amerindian peoples plan (English)
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MAR 28, 2014 IPP704 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Guyana - Secondary Education Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 2 of 2) : Social assessment for Amerindian peoples plan (English)
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MAR 28, 2014 IPP704 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Myanmar - Decentralizing Funding to Schools Project : community participation planning framework (English)
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MAR 26, 2014 IPP696 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Myanmar - Decentralizing Funding to Schools Project : environmental assessment : Community Participation Planning Framework (CPPF) (English)
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MAR 26, 2014 E4517 Environmental Assessment
Vietnam - Strengthening the Capacity of Accounting and Auditing Policies Department Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAR 24, 2014 86423 Procurement Plan
Papua New Guinea - Reading Education Project : restructuring (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (English)
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MAR 21, 2014 79486 Project Paper
Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of - Skills Development and Innovation Support Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAR 17, 2014 86210 Procurement Plan
Uzbekistan - Second Phase of the Basic Education Project : restructuring (English)
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MAR 10, 2014 86020 Project Paper
Cote d'Ivoire - Emergency Basic Education Support Project : procurement plan : Plan de passation simplifie (French)
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MAR 10, 2014 86106 Procurement Plan
Colombia - Second Phase of the Access with Quality to Higher Education Project (English)
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MAR 05, 2014 PAD698 Project Appraisal Document
Papua New Guinea - Reading Education Project : restructuring (Vol. 2 of 2) : Data sheet (English)
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MAR 04, 2014 79486 Project Paper
Mozambique's sustained efforts on higher education, science and technology : Les efforts soutenus du Mozambique dans l'enseignement supérieur, les sciences et la technologie (French)
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MAR 01, 2014 85807 Brief English
Meeting Africa's demand for skills : the role of regional centers of excellence (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 85806 Brief French
Mozambique's sustained efforts on higher education, science and technology (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 85807 Brief French
Meeting Africa's demand for skills : the role of regional centers of excellence : Répondre à la demande en compétences de l'Afrique : le rôle des centres d'excellence régionaux (French)
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MAR 01, 2014 85806 Brief English
Meeting Africa's health worker crisis : the role of education systems and incentives (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 85712 Brief French
Human capital for the oil, gas, and minerals industries (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 85714 Brief French
Meeting Africa's health worker crisis : the role of education systems and incentives : Resoudre la crise du personnel de sante en Afrique : le role des systemes et mesures d'incitation en enseignement (French)
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MAR 01, 2014 85712 Brief English
Human capital for the oil, gas, and minerals industries : Capital humain pour les industries du petrole, du gaz, et des mineraux (French)
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MAR 01, 2014 85714 Brief English