Human Capital (News and Research 82)

Now online: Learning for All: Towards Quality Education for Enhanced Productivity & Economic Growth in Indonesia, by Tazeen Fasih, Rythia Afkar and Heather Tomlinson.  Background report for the Indonesia conference in March 2017. Jim Kim: In Senegal, a call to invest in people and the planet Preliminary Maryland education report targets five areas for reform … Continue reading Human Capital (News and Research 82)

Human Capital Global Dataset (News and Research 81)

World Bank’s ‘Global Dataset’ Offers New Way for Comparing Countries’ Educational Performance For years, efforts to explore and compare the educational performance of impoverished countries–and by implication, their economic potential–have been stymied by a lack of useful data. An ambitious new analysis by the World Bank aims to change that. A “global dataset” unveiled by … Continue reading Human Capital Global Dataset (News and Research 81)

Human Capital (News and Research 80)

最全面的全球教育质量新数据集 New DFID policy on education focuses on learning Skilled workers shortage challenges the 180 billion USD infrastructure development program in Philippines Reading Performance as a Basis for Economic Growth How to (not) raise test scores Offering incentives to US students improved performance substantially | But Shanghai students were not affected by incentives… 25 best … Continue reading Human Capital (News and Research 80)

Human Capital (News and Research 79)

World Bank Report Finds Rise in Global Wealth, but Inequality Persists  Global wealth grew significantly over the past two decades but per capita wealth declined or stagnated in more than two dozen countries in various income brackets, says a new World Bank report. Going beyond traditional measures such as GDP, the report uses wealth to … Continue reading Human Capital (News and Research 79)

Measuring Human Capital (News and Research 78)

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 were constructed by linking standardized, psychometrically-robust international and regional achievement tests. The paper contributes to the literature in the following ways: (1) … Continue reading Measuring Human Capital (News and Research 78)

Launch of Guangdong Compulsory Education Project (News and Research 77)

China: Launch of Guangdong Compulsory Education Project Indonesia: World Bank Explores Cooperation of Quality Improvement of Madrasah Teachers Global K-12 testing & assessment market to grow by 8.19% during the period 2018-2022 Teacher & Parental Perspectives of Barriers for Inclusive & Quality Education in Mongolia Learning about Education  Limited human capital investment is a common … Continue reading Launch of Guangdong Compulsory Education Project (News and Research 77)

The Benefits of Education (News and Research 76)

The school-first solution | A top economist games out how to spend education money for health payoffs  Americans spend $5,000 more per year on medical care than people in other rich countries, yet live shorter and less healthy lives. Most efforts devoted to addressing health involve the medical system: covering more people, changing the flow … Continue reading The Benefits of Education (News and Research 76)