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Cognitive and non-cognitive skills for the Peruvian labor market : addressing measurement error through latent skills estimations (English)

Evidence from developed country data suggests that cognitive and non-cognitive skills contribute to improved labor market outcomes. This paper tests this hypothesis in a developing country by using an individual-level data set from Peru that incorporates modules to measure cognitive and non-cognitive skills. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7550 FEB 01, 2016

Cunningham,Wendy; Parra Torrado,Mónica; Sarzosa,Miguel Alonso

Striving for balance in economics : towards a theory of the social determination of behavior (English)

This paper is an attempt to broaden economic discourse by importing insights into human behavior not just from psychology, but also from sociology and anthropology. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7537 JAN 21, 2016

Hoff,Karla; Stiglitz,Joseph E.

The role of preschool quality in promoting child development : evidence from rural Indonesia (English)

This paper reports on the quality of early childhood education in rural Indonesia. On average, the paper finds that centers created under the Indonesia Early Childhood Education and Development Project provide higher quality services than other types of preschools, as measured by a comprehensive instrument of preschool quality based on direct observation of classrooms in session (the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7529 JAN 05, 2016

Brinkman,Sally Anne; Hasan,Amer; Jung,Haeil; Kinnell,Angela; Nakajima,Nozomi; Pradhan,Menno Prasad

Skills for work in Bulgaria : the relationship between cognitive and socioemotional skills and labor market outcomes (English)

Bulgaria is undergoing both a rapid demographic transition and a significant structural shift in its economy. Increasing longevity combined with low fertility and emigration have made Bulgaria’s age structure increasingly top-heavy and its dependency ratios higher. ... See More +

Working Paper 102627 JAN 01, 2016

Levin,Victoria; Guallar Artal,Silvia; Safir,Abla Bulgarian

Pakistan - Second Phase of Punjab Education Sector Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 102164 DEC 17, 2015

Pakistan - Second Phase of Sindh Education Sector Project (SERP II) : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 102163 DEC 17, 2015

Pakistan - Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Productivity Improvement Program Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 102039 DEC 15, 2015

Pakistan - Promoting Girls' Education in Balochistan (PGEB) Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 102043 DEC 15, 2015

Pakistan - Land Records Management and Information Systems Program Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 102029 DEC 15, 2015

Pakistan - Punjab Skills Development Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 102026 DEC 15, 2015

Pakistan - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Southern Area Development Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 102025 DEC 15, 2015

Pakistan - Dasu Hydropower Project (DHP) : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 101853 DEC 14, 2015

Pakistan - FATA Rural Livelihoods and Community Infrastructure Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 102009 DEC 14, 2015

Poland - Skilling up the next generation : an analysis of Poland’s performance in the program for international student assessment (English)

Facing the prospects of rapid demographic aging and decline over the coming decades, Poland needs a highly skilled workforce to help generate the productivity growth that it needs to fuel continued convergence of its living standards with those of its West European neighbors. ... See More +

Working Paper 101562 DEC 02, 2015

Bodewig,Christian; Gortazar,Lucas; Herrera Sosa,Katia Marina; Kutner,Daniel; Amoroso,Jeremie Matthew; Moreno,Juan Martin

Slovak Republic - Skilling up the next generation : an analysis of Slovak Republic’s performance in the program for international student assessment (English)

Facing the prospects of rapid aging and shrinking population over the coming decades, Slovakia needs a highly skilled workforce to help generate the productivity growth that it needs to fuel its continued convergence of living standards with its West European neighbors. ... See More +

Working Paper 101563 DEC 02, 2015

Herrera Sosa,Katia Marina; Gortazar,Lucas; Amoroso,Jeremie Matthew; Bodewig,Christian; Karacsony,Sandor I.; Moreno,Juan Martin

Can intense exposure to hand-washing and hygiene information campaigns affect children's socio-emotional skills ? evidence from Senegal (English)

Hygiene information and practices play a critical role in preventing diseases, particularly among children. Hygiene behaviors practiced in the household have been linked to development outcomes such as socio-emotional skills. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7472 NOV 05, 2015

Borja-Vega,Christian; Briceno,Bertha; Garcia Vicente,Fernando

India - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 100391 OCT 20, 2015

GFSP extended leadership group meeting World Bank, Washington DC 20-21 October 2015 (English)

Minutes 101011 OCT 20, 2015

Operationalizing the science of delivery agenda to enhance development results (English)

The clear development gains achieved in recent decades should not deflect attention from the scale and type of challenges that remain. The strategies largely responsible for these initial gains have been technical reforms promoting economic growth and logistical systems supplying basic inputs. ... See More +

Publication 103170 OCT 01, 2015

Gonzalez De Asis,Maria; Woolcock,Michael

Beyond qualifications : returns to cognitive and socio-emotional skills in Colombia (English)

This paper examines the relationship between individuals’ skills and labor market outcomes for the working-age population of Colombia’s urban areas. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7430 SEP 30, 2015

Acosta,Pablo Ariel; Muller,Noel; Sarzosa,Miguel Alonso

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Cognitive and non-cognitive skills for the Peruvian labor market : addressing measurement error through latent skills estimations (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 WPS7550 Policy Research Working Paper
Striving for balance in economics : towards a theory of the social determination of behavior (English)
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JAN 21, 2016 WPS7537 Policy Research Working Paper
The role of preschool quality in promoting child development : evidence from rural Indonesia (English)
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JAN 05, 2016 WPS7529 Policy Research Working Paper
Skills for work in Bulgaria : the relationship between cognitive and socioemotional skills and labor market outcomes (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102627 Working Paper Bulgarian
Pakistan - Second Phase of Punjab Education Sector Project : procurement plan (English)
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DEC 17, 2015 102164 Procurement Plan
Pakistan - Second Phase of Sindh Education Sector Project (SERP II) : procurement plan (English)
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DEC 17, 2015 102163 Procurement Plan
Pakistan - Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Productivity Improvement Program Project : procurement plan (English)
See More +
DEC 15, 2015 102039 Procurement Plan
Pakistan - Promoting Girls' Education in Balochistan (PGEB) Project : procurement plan (English)
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DEC 15, 2015 102043 Procurement Plan
Pakistan - Land Records Management and Information Systems Program Project : procurement plan (English)
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DEC 15, 2015 102029 Procurement Plan
Pakistan - Punjab Skills Development Project : procurement plan (English)
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DEC 15, 2015 102026 Procurement Plan
Pakistan - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Southern Area Development Project : procurement plan (English)
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DEC 15, 2015 102025 Procurement Plan
Pakistan - Dasu Hydropower Project (DHP) : procurement plan (English)
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DEC 14, 2015 101853 Procurement Plan
Pakistan - FATA Rural Livelihoods and Community Infrastructure Project : procurement plan (English)
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DEC 14, 2015 102009 Procurement Plan
Poland - Skilling up the next generation : an analysis of Poland’s performance in the program for international student assessment (English)
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DEC 02, 2015 101562 Working Paper
Slovak Republic - Skilling up the next generation : an analysis of Slovak Republic’s performance in the program for international student assessment (English)
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DEC 02, 2015 101563 Working Paper
Can intense exposure to hand-washing and hygiene information campaigns affect children's socio-emotional skills ? evidence from Senegal (English)
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NOV 05, 2015 WPS7472 Policy Research Working Paper
India - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy : chair summary (English)
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OCT 20, 2015 100391 Board Summary
GFSP extended leadership group meeting World Bank, Washington DC 20-21 October 2015 (English)
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OCT 20, 2015 101011 Minutes
Operationalizing the science of delivery agenda to enhance development results (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2015 103170 Publication
Beyond qualifications : returns to cognitive and socio-emotional skills in Colombia (English)
See More +
SEP 30, 2015 WPS7430 Policy Research Working Paper