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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

Electrification and Women's Empowerment : Evidence from Rural India

Electrification has been shown to accelerate opportunities for women by moving them into more productive activities, but whether improvements in economic outcomes also change gender norms and...
Region/Country: India Type: Impact Evaluation and Policy Research Year: 2019

Mobilizing Resources for Education and Improving Spending Effectiveness : Establishing Realistic Benchmarks Based on Past Trends

This paper looks at how countries have mobilized additional resources for education and assesses their impact on access and learning outcomes, using the World Bank's new Learning-Adjusted Years of...
Region/Country: WLD Type: Impact Evaluation and Policy Research Year: 2019

Breaking the Cycle of Roma Exclusion in the Western Balkans

The Roma are the largest ethnic minority in Europe, as well as one of the most deprived and socially excluded groups. Because of the lack of high-quality data, research on Roma inclusion to inform...
Region/Country: WLD Type: Publication Year: 2019

Pakistan at 100 : From Poverty to Equity

This policy note was prepared in parallel to the report Pakistan at hundred – Shaping the Future. The report Pakistan at hundred discusses options to accelerate and sustain growth in Pakistan so that...
Region/Country: Pakistan Type: Publication Year: 2019

Pakistan at 100 : Human Capital

This policy note was prepared in parallel to the report Pakistan at hundred, Shaping the Future. The report Pakistan at the rate hundred discusses options to accelerate and sustain growth in Pakistan...
Region/Country: Pakistan Type: Publication Year: 2019

Colombia : Can a Management and Information System Improve Education Quality?

The Results in Education for All Children (REACH) Trust Fund at the World Bank funded the development of a Management...
Region/Country: Colombia Type: Publication Year: 2019
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