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Patrinos, Harry Anthony et al. [2013-11]
In 2000, the goal that, by 2015, all children will have access to, and complete, free and compulsory primary education of good quality, was set. Despite the progress in terms of student enrollment and completion, the quality of learning produced in developing countries remains poor. Existing models of education production are inadequate for informing education reform for the purpose of ...
SUBJECT: instructional time; student enrollment; curriculum; service training; cognitive function
Expanding Access and Enhancing the Economic Benefits of Education in the Maldives : Challenges and Prospects
World Bank [2012-05]
Human capital is the central determinant of economic well-being and social advancement in the modern global economy. The key characteristic that distinguishes between advanced economies, middle-income economies and low-income economies is the knowledge content of their economic activities and production processes. Industry, agriculture and especially services have become increasingly kn ...
SUBJECT: student enrollment; curriculum; school curriculum; household size; tertiary education
World Bank [2008-03]
Eritrea is one of the poorest countries in the world, with an average annual per capita income of US$ 200 in 2006, and ranks 157th out of 177 countries in the 2005 human development index. Rain-fed agriculture, the predominant economic activity for more than half the population, is a very risky enterprise and food security remains one of the government's main concerns. Given the securit ...
SUBJECT: curriculum; life-skills education; primary completion; gender differences; public expenditure on education
Bangladesh - Public Expenditure and Institutional Review : Towards a Better Quality of Public Expenditure - Sectoral Analysis
World Bank [2010-06-01]
Bangladesh has recorded many impressive achievements in economic and social development in the last decade and a half. It has achieved steady economic growth of over 5.5 percent annually (over 6 percent on average since 2004), maintained relatively low inflation and stable levels of domestic debt. More remarkable have been its achievements in reducing income poverty and improving social ...
SUBJECT: curriculum; primary completion; gender differences; community participation; education management
Developing Skills for Economic Transformation and Social Harmony in China : A Study of Yunnan Province
Liang, Xiaoyan et al. [2013-10-25]
It starts with a demand-side analysis in chapter two, examining historical trends in demand for skills, revealing the types of skills in demand, and projecting future demand for skills driven by economic growth and policy development. Chapter two also highlights the emerging skills shortages and mismatches in Yunnan. The rest of the report focuses on the access, quality, and relevance of Yunna ...
SUBJECT: knowledge base; high school; skills development; national university; education attainment
Equity in Enrolment and Completion in Elementary Schooling in India : Evidence from Recent Household Surveys
World Bank [2003-12]
This policy note analyses the evidence on the various equity issues relating to the participation and completion of elementary school education in India is based on the data collected by the national sample survey (NSS) and national family health surveys (NFHS), the latest year being looked at is 1998-99. this documentation of state-wise regional, community, gender and income inequities ...
SUBJECT: education facilities; primary completion; gender differences; tertiary education; education system
World Bank [2012-11]
The human development sector (essentially, education, health, and social protection) plays an important role in promoting economic development and social equity, and improvement in these areas can have a salutary impact on peace and stability. This report is a compilation of three separate sector studies, covering education, health, and social protection. Notwithstanding that each study ...
SUBJECT: recurrent expenditure; public expenditure on education; education management; training of personnel; budget transfers
Indonesia - Preparing Indonesian Youth for Transition : Issues and Policy Agenda for Senior Secondary Education
World Bank [2012-12]
With the globalized economy, well-educated youth will be critical to Indonesia s competitiveness in the future. Demand for skilled workers will increase with skill-oriented technological change. In addition, a large pool of skills also facilitates knowledge spillover and attracts technology imports. In the past decades, significant changes of Indonesia s labor market have already taken ...
SUBJECT: curriculum; accreditation; primary school education; education system; secondary school graduates
World Bank 
Botswanaapos;s economic growth has hinged on its abundant natural resources, particularly diamonds, which generate nearly half of its fiscal revenues. In terms of sustainable growth, this dependency on natural resources poses the biggest challenge for the country. To prepare Botswana for life after diamonds, the government developed a growth paradigm in its vision 2016 strategy document ...
SUBJECT: curriculum; degree programs; education management; private education; junior secondary
Bodewig, Christian et al. [2014-06-17]
Education has played an important role in making Vietnam a development success story over the last 20 years. In the 1990s and early 2000s Vietnam experienced rapid economic growth. The accelerated growth was driven predominantly by productivity increases that came in the wake of a rapid shift of employment from low-productivity agriculture to higher-productivity nonfarm jobs. Vietnam's ...
SUBJECT: information technology; curriculum; labor markets; gender differences; educated workers