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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

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Appraisal Stage) - KZ SKILLS AND JOBS PROJECT - P150183 (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet ISDSA12056 FEB 21, 2015

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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

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

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

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

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

Uganda - Post Primary Education and Training Adaptable Program Lending Project (English)

The Post Primary Education and Training Adaptable Program Lending Project for Uganda received a moderately unsatisfactory outcome with a substantial risk to development outcome. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3234 JAN 12, 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

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

The rise in education attainment in MENA in comparative perspective (English)

While education stocks (measured as the number of years of schooling attained per person over age 15) have risen significantly in all regions, they have risen the fastest in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. ... See More +

Brief 93706 JAN 01, 2015

Iqbal, Farrukh

Can skills training increase employment for young women? : the case of Liberia (English)

This paper summarizes rigorous impact evaluation results from the Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls Project (EPAG) in Liberia and presents long-term project results gathered in an end-line survey. ... See More +

Brief 90069 JAN 01, 2015

The skills road : skills for employability in Uzbekistan (Russian)

This report addresses a fundamental question facing policymakers in Uzbekistan: are worker skills hindering employment outcomes? The main finding of the report is that, indeed, worker skills gaps are hindering employment outcomes in Uzbekistan. ... See More +

Working Paper 91010 JAN 01, 2015

Ajwad, Mohamed Ihsan; Abdulloev, Ilhom; Audy, Robin; Hut, Stefan; Laat, Joost de; Kheyfets, Igor; Larrison, Jennica; Nikoloski, Zlatko; Torracchi, Federico English

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

The skills road : skills for employability in the Kyrgyz Republic (Vol. 2) : Abstract (Russian)

This report is about education, skills, and labor market outcomes in the Kyrgyz Republic. The report shows that skills are valued in the Kyrgyz Republic labor market, yet skills gaps persist. ... See More +

Working Paper 91003 JAN 01, 2015

Ajwad, Mohamed Ihsan; Abdulloev, Ilhom; Audy, Robin; Hut, Stefan; Laat, Joost de; Kheyfets, Igor; Larrison, Jennica; Nikoloski, Zlatko; Torracchi, Federico;

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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
Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Appraisal Stage) - KZ SKILLS AND JOBS PROJECT - P150183 (English)
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FEB 21, 2015 ISDSA12056 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
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
SABER teachers : SABER : teachers (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94448 Brief
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
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
China - Liaoning and Shandong Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project : restructuring (English)
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JAN 14, 2015 RES16188 Project Paper
Uganda - Post Primary Education and Training Adaptable Program Lending Project (English)
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JAN 12, 2015 ICR3234 Implementation Completion and Results Report
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
Papua New Guinea Reading Education Project (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93494 Brief
The rise in education attainment in MENA in comparative perspective (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93706 Brief
Can skills training increase employment for young women? : the case of Liberia (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 90069 Brief
The skills road : skills for employability in Uzbekistan (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2015 91010 Working Paper English
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
The skills road : skills for employability in the Kyrgyz Republic (Vol. 2) : Abstract (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2015 91003 Working Paper