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Investing in Human Capital : What Can We Learn from the World Bank's Portfolio Data ?

This paper compiles project-level data from the World Bank's lending history to describe patterns and the composition of its portfolio. The paper focuses particularly on the effect of countries'...
Region/Country: WLD Type: Impact Evaluation and Policy Research Year: 2019

Indonesia - Long-Term Generasi Impact Evaluation

Indonesia has made remarkable strides in key human development indicators over the past few decades. Primary school enrollment is close to universal for both boys and girls, and the child mortality...
Region/Country: Indonesia Type: Publication Year: 2019

Long-Term Evolution of Inequality of Opportunity

The main goal of this paper is to document and analyze the long-term evolution of inequality of opportunity and thus extend the recent empirical literature, which is mainly concerned with its...
Region/Country: Europe and Central Asia Type: Impact Evaluation and Policy Research Year: 2019

The Medium-Term Impact of Entrepreneurship Education on Labor Market Outcomes : Experimental Evidence from University Graduates in Tunisia

Despite the widespread popularity of entrepreneurship education, there is thin evidence on its effectiveness in improving employment outcomes over the medium to long term. A potential time lag...
Region/Country: Tunisia Type: Impact Evaluation and Policy Research Year: 2019

Persistent Misallocation and the Returns to Education in Mexico

Over the last two decades, Mexico has experienced macroeconomic stability, an open trade regime, and substantial progress in education. Yet average workers' earnings have stagnated, and earnings of...
Region/Country: Mexico Type: Impact Evaluation and Policy Research Year: 2019

The Short-Term Impact of Inter-Community Volunteering Activities and Soft Skills Training on Self-Reported Social Cohesion Values : Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Lebanon

Despite its growing popularity, evidence that volunteering enhances civic values and social cohesion among different communities remains limited in developing countries. This study presents novel...
Region/Country: Lebanon Type: Impact Evaluation and Policy Research Year: 2019

Results-Based Financing in Education : Learning from What Works

Results-based financing (RBF) has gained popularity in the international development community because of its potential to make education spending more effective and efficient. In the education...
Region/Country: WLD Type: Publication Year: 2019

Tanzania Economic Update : The Power of Investing in Girls - Educating Girls and Ending Child Marriage in Tanzania

Economic performance in 2018 has been mixed. The data that are available suggest some areas of softening in the economy.1 Foreign direct investment declined to 2 percent of GDP in 2017, down from...
Region/Country: Tanzania Type: Publication Year: 2019

Advancing Women in Non-Traditional Roles : Case Study - Interloop Limited, Hosiery Manufacturing, Pakistan

Globally, as new technologies are emerging and changing the nature of work, a growing number of countries and companies are realizing that prioritizing science, technology, engineering, and...
Region/Country: Pakistan Type: Publication Year: 2019

South Africa Economic Update : Enrollments in Tertiary Education Must Rise

South Africa's much anticipated economic rebound in 2018 did not occur. While substantial efforts by the authorities to strengthen governance of public resources and stabilize the fiscal situation...
Region/Country: South Africa Type: Publication Year: 2019
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