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Research digest newsletter Vol. 9 (No. 4) (English)

This issue includes the following headings: living on the edge in Mexico; what has the rise of China meant for labor markets in Latin America?; educating our future teachers; the growing and long-lasting effects of Brazil’s trade liberalization on workers; capturing food consumed away from home in welfare measures; a behavioral approach to water conservation; and using satellite images to estimate local poverty. ... See More +

Newsletter 99249 SEP 01, 2015

Nepal - Second Higher Education Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14791 AUG 28, 2015

Sustaining employment and wage gains in Brazil : a skills and jobs agenda (English)

Improved labor market outcomes have been the main driver of reductions in poverty and inequality. Continued progress in employment and labor earnings will depend on achieving a first critical goal: raising labor productivity. ... See More +

Publication 99182 AUG 26, 2015

Silva,Joana C. G.; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Strokova,Victoria

China - Rural Migrant Skills Development and Employment Project (English)

Ratings for the Rural Migrant Skills Development and Employment Project for China were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was low or negligible, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3192 AUG 26, 2015

Belarus - Education Modernization Project (English)

The objectives of the Education Modernization Project for Belarus are to: (i) improve access to quality learning environment in selected general secondary schools; and (ii) strengthen student assessment and education management information systems of the Republic of Belarus. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1157 AUG 21, 2015

Kosovo - Education System Improvement Project (English)

The objective of the Education System Improvement Project for Kosovo is to strengthen selected systems that contribute to quality, accountability, and efficiency improvements in education in the Republic of Kosovo. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1015 AUG 19, 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

Ghana - Partnership for Education Grant Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Partnership for Education Grant Project for Ghana is to improve the planning, monitoring, and delivery of basic education services in deprived districts of the recipients territory. ... See More +

Project Paper RES17147 AUG 17, 2015

Mikesell,Deborah Newitter

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

Afghanistan - Second Education Quality Improvement Program Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Second Education Quality Improvement Program Project for Afghanistan is to increase equitable access to quality basic education especially for girls through school grants, teacher training and strengthened institutional capacity with support from communities and private providers. ... See More +

Project Paper RES20388 AUG 10, 2015

Lahire,Nathalie

Chile - Social Inclusion for Shared Prosperity Development Policy Loan Project (English)

Program Information Document 99164 AUG 10, 2015

The impact of secondary schooling in Kenya : a regression discontinuity analysis (English)

This paper estimates the impacts of secondary school on human capital, occupational choice, and fertility for young adults in Kenya. The probability of admission to government secondary school rises sharply at a score close to the national mean on a standardized 8th grade examination, permitting the estimation of causal effects of schooling in a regression discontinuity framework. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7384 AUG 06, 2015

Ozier,Owen

Armenia - Education Improvement Project (Vol. 5) : procurement plan - training (English)

Procurement Plan 98759 AUG 05, 2015

Armenia - Education Improvement Project (Vol. 2) : procurement plan - goods (English)

Procurement Plan 98759 AUG 05, 2015

Armenia - Education Improvement Project : procurement plan - consultants (English)

Procurement Plan 98759 AUG 05, 2015

Indonesia - Health Professional Education Quality Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14786 AUG 05, 2015

Bangladesh - Additional Financing of the Skills and Training Enhancement Project : indigenous peoples plan : Social management framework (English)

The objective of the Additional Financing of the Skills and Training Enhancement Project for Bangladesh is to strengthen selected public and private training institutions to improve training quality and employability of trainees, including those from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG1313 AUG 01, 2015

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

Improving education outcomes in South Asia : findings from a decade of impact evaluations (English)

There have been many initiatives to improve education outcomes in South Asia. Still, outcomes remain stubbornly resistant to improvements, at least when considered across the region. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7362 JUL 13, 2015

Asim,Salman; Chase,Robert S.; Dar,Amit; Schmillen,Achim Daniel

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

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Research digest newsletter Vol. 9 (No. 4) (English)
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Nepal - Second Higher Education Project (English)
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AUG 28, 2015 ICRR14791 Implementation Completion Report Review
Sustaining employment and wage gains in Brazil : a skills and jobs agenda (English)
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AUG 26, 2015 99182 Publication
China - Rural Migrant Skills Development and Employment Project (English)
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AUG 26, 2015 ICR3192 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Belarus - Education Modernization Project (English)
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AUG 21, 2015 PAD1157 Project Appraisal Document
Kosovo - Education System Improvement Project (English)
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AUG 19, 2015 PAD1015 Project Appraisal Document
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
Ghana - Partnership for Education Grant Project : restructuring (English)
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AUG 17, 2015 RES17147 Project 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
Afghanistan - Second Education Quality Improvement Program Project : restructuring (English)
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AUG 10, 2015 RES20388 Project Paper
Chile - Social Inclusion for Shared Prosperity Development Policy Loan Project (English)
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AUG 10, 2015 99164 Program Information Document
The impact of secondary schooling in Kenya : a regression discontinuity analysis (English)
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AUG 06, 2015 WPS7384 Policy Research Working Paper
Armenia - Education Improvement Project (Vol. 5) : procurement plan - training (English)
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AUG 05, 2015 98759 Procurement Plan
Armenia - Education Improvement Project (Vol. 2) : procurement plan - goods (English)
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AUG 05, 2015 98759 Procurement Plan
Armenia - Education Improvement Project : procurement plan - consultants (English)
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AUG 05, 2015 98759 Procurement Plan
Indonesia - Health Professional Education Quality Project (English)
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AUG 05, 2015 ICRR14786 Implementation Completion Report Review
Bangladesh - Additional Financing of the Skills and Training Enhancement Project : indigenous peoples plan : Social management framework (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 SFG1313 Indigenous Peoples Plan
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
Improving education outcomes in South Asia : findings from a decade of impact evaluations (English)
See More +
JUL 13, 2015 WPS7362 Policy Research Working Paper
El Salvador - Education Quality Improvement Project : restructuring (English)
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JUL 13, 2015 RES17213 Project Paper