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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

The role of skills training for youth employment in nepal : an impact evaluation of the employment fund (English)

Founded in 2008, the Employment Fund Project (EF) is currently one of the largest youth training initiatives in the country, reaching more than 15,000 youth annually. ... See More +

Brief 94157 FEB 01, 2015

Behavioral economics and social exclusion : can interventions overcome prejudice ? (English)

Behavioral economics recognizes that mental models -- intuitive sets of ideas about how things work -- can bias an individual's perceptions of himself and the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7198 FEB 01, 2015

Hoff, Karla

"Small miracles" -- behavioral insights to improve development policy : World Development Report 2015 (English)

One of the most fruitful advances in modern economics has been the introduction of psychological realism into the model of "economic man." The World Development Report 2015 organizes the evidence about how humans actually think and make decisions into a coherent framework useful for designing development policy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7197 FEB 01, 2015

Demeritt, Allison; Hoff, Karla

SABER teachers : SABER : teachers (English)

When client countries ask World Bank Task Team Leaders (TTLs), in charge of Bank-client relations how top-performing countries tackle different issues related to teacher policies (e.g., teacher training, incentives or accountability), TTLs have to respond to such requests on a case-by-case basis either by using Bank publications and databases or taking the initiative to find out more about policies in top performing education systems. ... See More +

Brief 94448 FEB 01, 2015

Ghana - Secondary Education Improvement Project : environmental and social management framework (Vol. 5) : environmental and social management plan for 50 selected schools for expansion and rehabilitation : February 2015 (English)

The development objective of the Secondary Education Improvement Project for Ghana is to increase access to upper secondary education in underserved school districts and improve quality in low-performing senior high schools in Ghana. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4515 FEB 01, 2015

Kenya - GPE Primary Education Development Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)

The objectives of the GPE Primary Education Development Project for Kenya are to improve early grade mathematics competency and to strengthen management systems at school and national levels. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4758 FEB 01, 2015

Expanding access to early childhood development : using interactive audio instruction (English)

The returns to investments in early childhood development (ECD) are manifold and can include improved school readiness, reduced drop-out rates, higher labor force productivity and greater social cohesion. ... See More +

Working Paper 94010 FEB 01, 2015

Christina, Rachel; Louge, Nathalie

Summary overview (English)

Kenya has embarked on a highly ambitious decentralization that seeks to fundamentally change the relationship between government and citizens under the 2010 Constitution. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 94496 FEB 01, 2015

Pakistan - Balochistan Education Support Project (English)

The Balochistan Education Support Project for Pakistan received a moderately satisfactory outcome rating with high risk to development outcome. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3246 JAN 30, 2015

Mexico - Compensatory Education Project (English)

The Compensatory Education Project for received a satisfactory outcome rating with low risk to development outcome. The Bank’s performance was rated moderately satisfactory while the Borrower received a satisfactory rating. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3228 JAN 29, 2015

Mexico - School-Based Management Project (English)

The second phase of the School-Based Management Project for the United Mexican States received a moderately satisfactory outcome with low or negligible risk to development outcome. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR1629 JAN 29, 2015

Nepal - Higher Education Reforms Project (English)

The Higher Education Reform Project of Nepal has an objectives to support reforms in selected institutions for improving quality, relevance and efficiency of higher education; and to assist underprivileged students for equitable access. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1019 JAN 22, 2015

China - Liaoning and Shandong Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project : restructuring (English)

The Liaoning and Shandong Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project of China seeks Board approval for a level 1 restructuring to revise the Project Development Objective (PDO) as it mentions the number of schools benefitting from project support. ... See More +

Project Paper RES16188 JAN 14, 2015

Azerbaijan - Second Education Sector Development Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 93514 JAN 06, 2015

Enhance growth and employability through college education in Bangladesh (English)

With the government’s commitments to education for all, Bangladesh has achieved its Millennium Development Goal of gender parity in primary and secondary education as well as made remarkable progress in primary school enrollments. ... See More +

Brief 94575 JAN 01, 2015

Born with a silver spoon : inequality in educational achievement across the world (English)

This paper assesses inequality of opportunity in educational achievement using the Human Opportunity Index methodology on data from the Programme for International Student Assessment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7152 JAN 01, 2015

Balcazar, Carlos Felipe; Narayan, Ambar; Tiwari, Sailesh

Public sector size and performance management : a case-study of post-revolution Tunisia (English)

This paper examines public sector size and performance management in post-revolution Tunisia, drawing on macro-empirical, legal, and qualitative analyses. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7159 JAN 01, 2015

Brockmeyer, Anne; Khatrouch, Maha; Raballand, Gael

Papua New Guinea Reading Education Project (English)

Access to resources is low across the elementary and primary school systems in Papua New Guinea. The National Department of Education (NODE) is keenly aware that enrollment in primary and elementary school provide little value unless equal priority is given to improving teaching and learning. ... See More +

Brief 93494 JAN 01, 2015

Vu, Binh Thanh; Baine, Mordecai

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

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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
The role of skills training for youth employment in nepal : an impact evaluation of the employment fund (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94157 Brief
Behavioral economics and social exclusion : can interventions overcome prejudice ? (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7198 Policy Research Working Paper
"Small miracles" -- behavioral insights to improve development policy : World Development Report 2015 (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7197 Policy Research Working Paper
SABER teachers : SABER : teachers (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94448 Brief
Ghana - Secondary Education Improvement Project : environmental and social management framework (Vol. 5) : environmental and social management plan for 50 selected schools for expansion and rehabilitation : February 2015 (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 E4515 Environmental Assessment
Kenya - GPE Primary Education Development Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 E4758 Environmental Assessment
Expanding access to early childhood development : using interactive audio instruction (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94010 Working Paper
Summary overview (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94496 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Pakistan - Balochistan Education Support Project (English)
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JAN 30, 2015 ICR3246 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Mexico - Compensatory Education Project (English)
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JAN 29, 2015 ICR3228 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Mexico - School-Based Management Project (English)
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JAN 29, 2015 ICR1629 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Nepal - Higher Education Reforms Project (English)
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JAN 22, 2015 PAD1019 Project Appraisal Document
China - Liaoning and Shandong Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project : restructuring (English)
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JAN 14, 2015 RES16188 Project Paper
Azerbaijan - Second Education Sector Development Project : procurement plan (English)
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JAN 06, 2015 93514 Procurement Plan
Enhance growth and employability through college education in Bangladesh (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94575 Brief
Born with a silver spoon : inequality in educational achievement across the world (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7152 Policy Research Working Paper
Public sector size and performance management : a case-study of post-revolution Tunisia (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7159 Policy Research Working Paper
Papua New Guinea Reading Education Project (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93494 Brief
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