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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

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

Yemen - Secondary Education Development and Girls Access Program : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 86209 MAR 25, 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

Lebanon - Second Education Development Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 86285 MAR 19, 2014

Mongolia - Education Quality Reform Project : Indigenous peoples plan : Indigenous peoples planning framework (English)

The development objective of the Education Quality Reform Project is to improve the quality of education for primary school children in Mongolia with particular emphasis on improving reading and math learning outcomes. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan IPP697 MAR 13, 2014

Mongolian

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

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

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

The effects of the intensity, timing, and persistence of personal history of mobility on support for redistribution (English)

This paper examines the association between the intensity, timing, and persistence of personal history of mobility on individual support for redistribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6803 MAR 01, 2014

Dabalen, Andrew; Parinduri, Rasyad; Paul, Saumik

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

Applying science, engineering and technology for African competitiveness and development (English)

The key messages in this brief are as follows: 1) The direct link between Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (ASET) and economic growth is widely accepted. 2) Most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have made rapid gains in child survival and progress from primary to secondary school; however, just 8 percent of university-age youth are in university, and only 1 percent will graduate in a science or engineering field. 3) This situation is now changing, with increased attention being paid to ASET by the African Union, NEPAD, UNESCO, and many others, and African research capacity is beginning to diversify in response to country demand. 4) African countries need to devise customized ASET strategies that can support national strategies for economic growth and respond to pressing challenges, as well as collaborate on regional initiatives and institutions. ... See More +

Brief 86063 MAR 01, 2014

French

Applying science, engineering and technology for African competitiveness and development : Les sciences, l'ingénierie et la technologie au service de la compétitivité et du développement de l'Afrique (French)

The key messages in this brief are as follows: 1) The direct link between Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (ASET) and economic growth is widely accepted. 2) Most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have made rapid gains in child survival and progress from primary to secondary school; however, just 8 percent of university-age youth are in university, and only 1 percent will graduate in a science or engineering field. 3) This situation is now changing, with increased attention being paid to ASET by the African Union, NEPAD, UNESCO, and many others, and African research capacity is beginning to diversify in response to country demand. 4) African countries need to devise customized ASET strategies that can support national strategies for economic growth and respond to pressing challenges, as well as collaborate on regional initiatives and institutions. ... See More +

Brief 86063 MAR 01, 2014

English

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

Lao People's Democratic Republic - Second Education Development Project (English)

Ratings for the Second Education Development Project for Lao People's Democratic Republic were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was satisfactory, and Borrower performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR1552 FEB 28, 2014

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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
Tajikistan - Third Fast Track Initiative Catalytic Fund Grant Project (English)
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MAR 26, 2014 ICR3009 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Yemen - Secondary Education Development and Girls Access Program : procurement plan (English)
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MAR 25, 2014 86209 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
Lebanon - Second Education Development Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAR 19, 2014 86285 Procurement Plan
Mongolia - Education Quality Reform Project : Indigenous peoples plan : Indigenous peoples planning framework (English)
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MAR 13, 2014 IPP697 Indigenous Peoples Plan Mongolian
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
Papua New Guinea - Reading Education Project : restructuring (Vol. 2 of 2) : Data sheet (English)
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MAR 04, 2014 79486 Project Paper
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)
See More +
MAR 01, 2014 85805 Brief English
The effects of the intensity, timing, and persistence of personal history of mobility on support for redistribution (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2014 WPS6803 Policy Research Working Paper
Improving the quality of engineering education and training in Africa (English)
See More +
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)
See More +
MAR 01, 2014 86062 Brief English
Applying science, engineering and technology for African competitiveness and development (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2014 86063 Brief French
Applying science, engineering and technology for African competitiveness and development : Les sciences, l'ingénierie et la technologie au service de la compétitivité et du développement de l'Afrique (French)
See More +
MAR 01, 2014 86063 Brief English
Human capital for agriculture in Africa : Capital humain pour l’agriculture (French)
See More +
MAR 01, 2014 85713 Brief English
Human capital for agriculture in Africa (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 85713 Brief French
Lao People's Democratic Republic - Second Education Development Project (English)
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FEB 28, 2014 ICR1552 Implementation Completion and Results Report