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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

The impact of an adolescent girls employment program : the EPAG project in Liberia (English)

This paper presents findings from the impact evaluation of the Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (EPAG) project in Liberia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6832 APR 01, 2014

Adoho, Franck; Chakravarty, Shubha; Korkoyah, Jr, Dala T.; Lundberg, Mattias; Tasneem, Afia

Tajikistan - Third Fast Track Initiative Catalytic Fund Grant Project (English)

Ratings for the Third Fast Track Initiative Catalytic Fund Grant Project for Tajikistan were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3009 MAR 26, 2014

St. Lucia - OECS Skills for Inclusive Growth Project (English)

Ratings for the OECS Skills for Inclusive Growth Project for St Lucia were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR2874 MAR 14, 2014

Lao People's Democratic Republic - Early Childhood Education Project (English)

The development objective of the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Project for Lao People's Democratic Republic is to increase coverage and improve the quality of early childhood education services for 3 to 5 year olds in target districts. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document 82624 MAR 03, 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

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

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

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

What will it take to turn around higher education in Malawi? (English)

The key messages of this brief are as follows: 1) The Malawi Growth Development Strategy II recognizes the crucial role of higher education as a key driver of competitiveness and growth; 2) The country's higher education system needs to beoverhauled to take in more students, achieve greater equity in enrollment, and offer higher-quality programs relevant tomarket needs; 3) A major concern is that there are far too few qualifiedgraduates to meet market needs in the country, a gap that is bound to negatively affect the economy if unaddressed; 4) University management should include private sector and civil society representatives to ensure that learning is delivered more efficiently and is aligned with market needs; and 5) Encouraging private providers and exploring more sustainable avenues of financing are critical to bridge Malawi's financing and capacity gaps in higher education. ... See More +

Brief 85805 MAR 01, 2014

French

What will it take to turn around higher education in Malawi? : Que faire pour redresser l'enseignement supérieur au Malawi? (French)

The key messages of this brief are as follows: 1) The Malawi Growth Development Strategy II recognizes the crucial role of higher education as a key driver of competitiveness and growth; 2) The country's higher education system needs to beoverhauled to take in more students, achieve greater equity in enrollment, and offer higher-quality programs relevant tomarket needs; 3) A major concern is that there are far too few qualifiedgraduates to meet market needs in the country, a gap that is bound to negatively affect the economy if unaddressed; 4) University management should include private sector and civil society representatives to ensure that learning is delivered more efficiently and is aligned with market needs; and 5) Encouraging private providers and exploring more sustainable avenues of financing are critical to bridge Malawi's financing and capacity gaps in higher education. ... See More +

Brief 85805 MAR 01, 2014

English

Improving the quality of engineering education and training in Africa (English)

The key messages in this brief are as follows: 1) Engineering can help Africa unlock its huge potential for economic growth and development and make faster progress toward the Millennium Development Goals. 2) However, there is a serious lack of engineering capacity in Africa and heavy reliance on imported expertise in engineering. 3) Higher education institutions need to change their approach to teaching engineering so that graduates are creative problem-solvers. ... See More +

Brief 86062 MAR 01, 2014

French

Improving the quality of engineering education and training in Africa : Améliorer la qualité de l'enseignement et de la formation des ingénieurs en Afrique (French)

The key messages in this brief are as follows: 1) Engineering can help Africa unlock its huge potential for economic growth and development and make faster progress toward the Millennium Development Goals. 2) However, there is a serious lack of engineering capacity in Africa and heavy reliance on imported expertise in engineering. 3) Higher education institutions need to change their approach to teaching engineering so that graduates are creative problem-solvers. ... See More +

Brief 86062 MAR 01, 2014

English

The impact of vocational training for the unemployed : experimental evidence from Turkey (English)

A randomized experiment is used to evaluate a large-scale, active labor market policy: Turkey's vocational training programs for the unemployed. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6807 MAR 01, 2014

Hirshleifer, Sarojini; McKenzie, David; Almeida, Rita; Ridao-Cano, Cristobal

Human capital for agriculture in Africa : Capital humain pour l’agriculture (French)

The key messages in this brief are as follows: 1) Africa's leaders see agriculture as an engine for overall economic development; in Sub-Saharan Africa it contributes 32 percent of gross domestic product and 65 percent of employment; 2) Growth in agriculture is twice to four times as effective in reducing poverty as other sectors but is held back by a lack of qualified professionals; 3) The low level of human capital in Africa's agricultural sector remains a significant constraint to growth, poverty reduction, and food security on the continent; 4) Agricultural education has been neglected for several decades and is poorly prepared to address the need for qualified professionals; 5) African ministers and leaders have asked for "a radically new approach" to agriculture education, as the current system is out of step with the job market; and 6) The World Bank is supporting African leaders as they seek ways to transform higher education so that it produces entrepreneurs, creative thinkers, and business leaders who contribute to economic growth and poverty reduction. ... See More +

Brief 85713 MAR 01, 2014

English

Human capital for agriculture in Africa (English)

The key messages in this brief are as follows: 1) Africa's leaders see agriculture as an engine for overall economic development; in Sub-Saharan Africa it contributes 32 percent of gross domestic product and 65 percent of employment; 2) Growth in agriculture is twice to four times as effective in reducing poverty as other sectors but is held back by a lack of qualified professionals; 3) The low level of human capital in Africa's agricultural sector remains a significant constraint to growth, poverty reduction, and food security on the continent; 4) Agricultural education has been neglected for several decades and is poorly prepared to address the need for qualified professionals; 5) African ministers and leaders have asked for "a radically new approach" to agriculture education, as the current system is out of step with the job market; and 6) The World Bank is supporting African leaders as they seek ways to transform higher education so that it produces entrepreneurs, creative thinkers, and business leaders who contribute to economic growth and poverty reduction. ... See More +

Brief 85713 MAR 01, 2014

French

OECS Countries - (Grenada) Skills for Inclusive Growth Project : OECS Countries - (Grenada) Skills for Inclusive Growth Project (English)

Ratings for the Grenada Skills for Inclusive Growth Project were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR2872 FEB 28, 2014

Yemen - Education for All Fast-Track Initiative Third Phase Catalytic Fund Project (English)

Ratings for the Education for All Fast-Track Initiative Third Phase Catalytic Fund Project for Yemen were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3042 FEB 28, 2014

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Mauritania - Skills Development Support Project : additional financing (English)
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APR 07, 2014 PAD972 Project Paper
The impact of an adolescent girls employment program : the EPAG project in Liberia (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6832 Policy Research Working Paper
Yemen, Republic of - Climate Information System and Pilot Program for Climate Resilience Coordination Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAR 26, 2014 86262 Procurement Plan
Tajikistan - Third Fast Track Initiative Catalytic Fund Grant Project (English)
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MAR 26, 2014 ICR3009 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of - Skills Development and Innovation Support Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAR 17, 2014 86210 Procurement Plan
St. Lucia - OECS Skills for Inclusive Growth Project (English)
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MAR 14, 2014 ICR2874 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Lao People's Democratic Republic - Early Childhood Education Project (English)
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MAR 03, 2014 82624 Project Appraisal Document
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
Mozambique's sustained efforts on higher education, science and technology (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 85807 Brief French
Human capital for the oil, gas, and minerals industries (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 85714 Brief French
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
What will it take to turn around higher education in Malawi? (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 85805 Brief French
What will it take to turn around higher education in Malawi? : Que faire pour redresser l'enseignement supérieur au Malawi? (French)
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MAR 01, 2014 85805 Brief English
Improving the quality of engineering education and training in Africa (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 86062 Brief French
Improving the quality of engineering education and training in Africa : Améliorer la qualité de l'enseignement et de la formation des ingénieurs en Afrique (French)
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MAR 01, 2014 86062 Brief English
The impact of vocational training for the unemployed : experimental evidence from Turkey (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6807 Policy Research Working Paper
Human capital for agriculture in Africa : Capital humain pour l’agriculture (French)
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MAR 01, 2014 85713 Brief English
Human capital for agriculture in Africa (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 85713 Brief French
OECS Countries - (Grenada) Skills for Inclusive Growth Project : OECS Countries - (Grenada) Skills for Inclusive Growth Project (English)
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FEB 28, 2014 ICR2872 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Yemen - Education for All Fast-Track Initiative Third Phase Catalytic Fund Project (English)
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FEB 28, 2014 ICR3042 Implementation Completion and Results Report