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Equivalent Years of Schooling : A Metric to Communicate Learning Gains in Concrete Terms

In the past decade, hundreds of impact evaluation studies have measured the learning outcomes of education interventions in developing countries. The impact magnitudes are often reported in terms of...
Region/Country: WLD Type: Impact Evaluation and Policy Research Year: 2019

Enhancing Young Children's Language Acquisition through Parent-Child Book-Sharing : A Randomized Trial in Rural Kenya

Worldwide, 250 million children under five (43 percent) are not meeting their developmental potential because they lack adequate nutrition and cognitive stimulation in early childhood. Several parent...
Region/Country: Kenya Type: Impact Evaluation and Policy Research Year: 2019

Public Investment Management (PIM) in Contexts of Fragility, Conflict, and Violence – Part 1

A government's provision of complementary public goods, such as roads and bridges, facilitates the development of markets leading to long-term economic growth. Private enterprise, by itself, is...
Region/Country: Middle East and North Africa Type: Publication Year: 2019

The Democratic Republic of Congo: Can Incentives to Take Home Textbooks Increase Learning?

The Results in Education for All Children (REACH) Trust Fund at the World Bank funded an evaluation that measured the effectiveness of both financial and non-financial incentives at the student,...
Region/Country: Congo, Democratic Republic of the Type: Brief Year: 2019

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
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