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Statement by Dr. Arvind Mayaram at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Dr. Arvind Mayaram, Finance Secretary, and Department for Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance at the ninetieth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014. ... See More +

Board Report 91406 OCT 11, 2014

Bangladesh-AF Bangladesh - Primary Education Development Program III (English)

Project Information Document AB7626 OCT 07, 2014

How can Bulgaria improve its education system? : an analysis of PISA 2012 and past results (Bulgarian)

Bulgaria's performance on all three disciplines of the program for international student assessment (PISA) 2012 was slightly better than its PISA 2000 performance, after having dropped between 2000 and 2006. ... See More +

Working Paper 91321 SEP 26, 2014

Gortazar, Lucas; Herrera-Sosa, Katia; Kutner, Daniel; Moreno, Martin; Gautam, Amy English

Education quality and opportunities for skills development in Albania : an analysis of PISA 2000-2012 results (English)

Albanian students improved their performance on Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) reading, math, and science assessments between 2000 and 2012, a period over which access to upper secondary education expanded dramatically. ... See More +

Working Paper 90742 SEP 17, 2014

Gortazar, Lucas; Kutner, Daniel; Inoue, Keiko Albanian

Education quality and opportunities for skills development in Albania : an analysis of PISA 2000-2012 results : Cilësia e Arsimit dhe Mundësitë për Zhvillimin e Aftësive në Shqipëri : Analizë e rezultateve të PVNN-së 2000-2012 (Albanian)

Albanian students improved their performance on Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) reading, math, and science assessments between 2000 and 2012, a period over which access to upper secondary education expanded dramatically. ... See More +

Working Paper 90742 SEP 17, 2014

Gortazar, Lucas; Kutner, Daniel; Inoue, Keiko English

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

Procurement Plan 90761 SEP 16, 2014

Bangladesh - Third Phase of the Primary Education Development Program Project : additional financing : environmental assessment (Vol. 2 of 2) : Harmonized social management framework (English)

The development objectives of the Third Phase of the Primary Education Development Program Project for Bangladesh are to: (i) increase the number of children enrolled and completing primary education; (ii) reduce social and regional disparities; and (iii) improve the measurement of student learning and quality of the teaching and learning environment. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4639 SEP 09, 2014

The Heterogeneous Effects of HIV Testing (English)

This brief summarizes the updates from the 2014 paper entitled, The heterogeneous effects of HIV testing, Welfare impacts of rural electrification : evidence from Vietnam, conducted between between 2009 and 2010 in Malawi. ... See More +

Brief 90357 SEP 02, 2014

Baird, Sarah ; Gong, Erick ; McIntosh, Craig ; Ozler, Berk

The permanent input hypothesis : the case of textbooks and (no) student learning in Sierra Leone (English)

A textbook provision program in Sierra Leone demonstrates how volatility in the flow of government-provided learning inputs to schools can induce storage of these inputs by school administrators to smooth future consumption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7021 SEP 01, 2014

Sabarwal, Shwetlena; Evans, David K.; Marshak, Anastasia

Cost-effectiveness measurement in development : accounting for local costs and noisy impacts (English)

As evidence from rigorous impact evaluations grows in development, there have been more calls to complement impact evaluation analysis with cost analysis, so that policy makers can make investment decisions based on costs as well as impacts. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7027 SEP 01, 2014

Evans, David K.; Popova, Anna

Female labor participation in the Arab world : some evidence from panel data in Morocco (English)

Female labor participation in the Arab world is low compared with the level of economic development of Arab countries. Beyond anecdotal evidence and cross-country studies, there is little evidence on what could explain this phenomenon. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7031 SEP 01, 2014

Verme, Paolo; Barry, Abdoul Gadiry; Guennouni, Jamal

Nash equilibria of games when players' preferences are quasi-transitive (English)

Much of game theory is founded on the assumption that individual players are endowed with preferences that can be represented by a real-valued utility function. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7037 SEP 01, 2014

Basu, Kaushik; Pattanaik, Prasanta K.

Comparable estimates of returns to schooling around the world (English)

Rates of return to investments in schooling have been estimated since the late 1950s. In the 60-plus year history of such estimates, there have been several attempts to synthesize the empirical results to ascertain patterns. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7020 SEP 01, 2014

Montenegro, Claudio E.; Patrinos, Harry Anthony

Mentoring for success in the labor market (English)

This policy note explores how mentors can motivate young women and help them persevere in the face of difficulties with their businesses or employment, as well as in their personal lives. ... See More +

Brief 91081 SEP 01, 2014

Governors and governing institutions: a comparative study of state-business relations in Russia's regions (English)

The paper uses the latest 2011 round of the Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Survey for the Russian Federation, which for the first time was designed to be representative of Russian regions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7038 SEP 01, 2014

Sharafutdinova, Gulnaz; Kisunko, Gregory

Brazil - Parana Multi-Sector Development Project : environmental framework : Marco de gestao ambiental (Portuguese)

The development objective of the Parana Multi-Sector Development Project is to modernize public sector management to improve service delivery and make access to opportunities for economic and human development more just and environmentally sustainable in the State of Paraná. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E2991 SEP 01, 2014

Mauritania - Higher Education Project (English)

Ratings for the Higher Education Project for Mauritania were as follows: outcomes were moderately unsatisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was moderately unsatisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also moderately unsatisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3089 AUG 31, 2014

Leveling the playing field : lessons from World Bank Group gender impact evaluations on education (English)

Progress toward gender equality over the past two decades is most evident in education goals, as primary and secondary school enrollment rates are now the same for boys and girls in many countries. ... See More +

Brief 89994 AUG 07, 2014

Parsons, Jennifer; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer

Egypt : inequality of opportunity in education (English)

The paper examines the levels and trends in access to education and educational outcomes across generations of Egyptian youth. Examination of three cohorts of individuals aged 21 to 24 (born between 1964 and 1967, 1974 and 1977, and 1982 and 1985) shows that access to education has substantially improved during the last three decades. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6996 AUG 01, 2014

Ersado, Lire; Gignoux, Jeremie

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Statement by Dr. Arvind Mayaram at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91406 Board Report
Bangladesh-AF Bangladesh - Primary Education Development Program III (English)
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OCT 07, 2014 AB7626 Project Information Document
How can Bulgaria improve its education system? : an analysis of PISA 2012 and past results (Bulgarian)
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SEP 26, 2014 91321 Working Paper English
Education quality and opportunities for skills development in Albania : an analysis of PISA 2000-2012 results (English)
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SEP 17, 2014 90742 Working Paper Albanian
Education quality and opportunities for skills development in Albania : an analysis of PISA 2000-2012 results : Cilësia e Arsimit dhe Mundësitë për Zhvillimin e Aftësive në Shqipëri : Analizë e rezultateve të PVNN-së 2000-2012 (Albanian)
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SEP 17, 2014 90742 Working Paper English
Azerbaijan - Second Education Sector Development Project : procurement plan (English)
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SEP 16, 2014 90761 Procurement Plan
Bangladesh - Third Phase of the Primary Education Development Program Project : additional financing : environmental assessment (Vol. 2 of 2) : Harmonized social management framework (English)
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SEP 09, 2014 E4639 Environmental Assessment
The Heterogeneous Effects of HIV Testing (English)
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SEP 02, 2014 90357 Brief
The permanent input hypothesis : the case of textbooks and (no) student learning in Sierra Leone (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7021 Policy Research Working Paper
Cost-effectiveness measurement in development : accounting for local costs and noisy impacts (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7027 Policy Research Working Paper
Female labor participation in the Arab world : some evidence from panel data in Morocco (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7031 Policy Research Working Paper
Nash equilibria of games when players' preferences are quasi-transitive (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7037 Policy Research Working Paper
Comparable estimates of returns to schooling around the world (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7020 Policy Research Working Paper
Mentoring for success in the labor market (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91081 Brief
Governors and governing institutions: a comparative study of state-business relations in Russia's regions (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7038 Policy Research Working Paper
Brazil - Parana Multi-Sector Development Project : environmental framework : Marco de gestao ambiental (Portuguese)
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SEP 01, 2014 E2991 Environmental Assessment
Mauritania - Higher Education Project (English)
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AUG 31, 2014 ICR3089 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Niger - Skills Development For Growth Project : procurement plan : Pour des marches dans le cadre des projets approuves apres (French)
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AUG 21, 2014 90102 Procurement Plan
Leveling the playing field : lessons from World Bank Group gender impact evaluations on education (English)
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AUG 07, 2014 89994 Brief
Egypt : inequality of opportunity in education (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS6996 Policy Research Working Paper