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Early childhood development in Qatar : status and opportunities for the future

Early childhood development (ECD) is a multidimensional process that takes place from conception until age five. These years mark the most important period for an individual's development. In this...
Region/Country: Qatar Type: Publication Year: 2018

Global data set on education quality (1965-2015)

This paper presents the largest globally comparable panel database of education quality. The database includes 163 countries and regions over 1965-2015. The globally comparable achievement outcomes...
Region/Country: WLD Type: Impact Evaluation and Policy Research Year: 2018

A primer on human capital

This paper presents the largest globally comparable panel database of education quality. The database includes 163 countries and regions over 1965-2015. The globally comparable achievement outcomes...
Region/Country: WLD Type: Impact Evaluation and Policy Research Year: 2018

What explains the gender gap reversal in education ? the role of the tail hypothesis

The gender gap reversal in educational attainment is ubiquitous in high-income countries, as well as in a growing share of low- and middle-income countries. To account for the reversal, this paper...
Region/Country: WLD Type: Impact Evaluation and Policy Research Year: 2018

How effective are early grade reading interventions ? a review of the evidence

It is imperative that students learn to read in the early grades, yet many fail to do so in developing countries. Early grade reading interventions have emerged as a common means to attempt to...
Region/Country: WLD Type: Impact Evaluation and Policy Research Year: 2018

Improving education sector performance in Malaysia : lessons from a delivery unit approach

This report is part of the World Bank’s Malaysia development experience series that strives to document the country’s approach to improving public sector performance. The report builds on the...
Region/Country: Malaysia Type: Publication Year: 2018

How well do we measure non-cognitive skills in developing countries? Initial lessons from STEP skills measurement program

Standard skills indicators leave an information gap on workforce skill characteristics, job skill requirements, and quality of worker-job matches that prevents policymakers from making informed and...
Region/Country: WLD Type: Brief Year: 2018

"If it's already tough, imagine for me..." a qualitative perspective on youth out of school and out of work in Brazil

Drawing on in-depth interviews with young women and men in rural and urban Brazil, this qualitative research explores gender dimensions in the causes and consequences of being "out of work and out of...
Region/Country: Brazil Type: Impact Evaluation and Policy Research Year: 2018

Improving student outcomes for only twenty cents

Messages that promote the idea that intelligence is a skill that can be improved through practice and effort significantly increased student achievement in Peru.
Region/Country: Peru Type: Brief Year: 2018

Learning for all: towards quality education for enhanced productivity and economic growth in Indonesia

This note synthesizes the findings of various analytical pieces conducted by the World Bank in the education sector in Indonesia. The World Bank has supported the knowledge base on education in...
Region/Country: Indonesia Type: Publication Year: 2018
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