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Mexico - Third Upper Secondary Education Development Policy Loan Project (English)

Ratings for the Third Upper Secondary Education Development Policy Loan Project for Mexico were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was low or negligible, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was satisfactory. Some lessons learned included: the DPL Programmatic Series was the most suitable Bank lending instrument to provide general budgetary support while accompanying a complex reform. The DPL Series allowed adjustment to the pace in which policies were implemented and was also helpful for policy continuity despite changes in the administration and ruling party in December 2012. In countries with strong technical capacity such as Mexico, DPLs should focus on those elements of the reforms that will benefit most from Bank engagement. In this operation, the Bank tried to respond to the client’s technical demand while being selective in choosing in which areas to support the Government based on team composition and availability of resources. Designing indicators based on planned impact evaluations is not recommended unless there is certainty that the evaluations are going to be undertaken. The original PRF considered an indicator whose baseline and target were supposed to be set with data from an impact evaluation of a teacher-training program. However, the impact evaluation was not conducted, preventing data collection on teacher quality. Aligning DPL Program indicators to official indicators helps decrease the M&E burden of the Program for the Government and allows the team to obtain more reliable and timely indicators. When the Bank team aligned its indicators to the official indicators in DPL 3, M&E was greatly improved because the implementing agency had more pressure to periodically collect and report data on official indicators.


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    Implementation Completion and Results Report

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    Latin America & Caribbean,

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    Mexico - Third Upper Secondary Education Development Policy Loan Project

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    upper secondary education;school year;outcome indicator;dropout rate;students across education level;Participation and Civic Engagement;Labor Market;quality of supervision;quality at entry;quality and relevance;certification of teacher;number of teachers;unemployment rate;quality of education;complete basic education;upper secondary level;emerging market economy;achievement of outcome;bank finance;performance of school;Exchange Rates;cash transfer program;labor market success;female labor force;course of study;lack of interest;global financial market;labor market regulation;financial sector regulation;Equity of Education;quality of learning;adverse external shocks;fiscal policy response;global financial crisis;global economic slowdown;assessment of outcome;assessment of risk;development of skill;student score;secondary graduate;student transfer;autonomous university;



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Mexico - Third Upper Secondary Education Development Policy Loan Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.