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Assessing Basic Education Service Delivery in the Philippines

A World Bank study assesses the quality of basic education services and the strength of existing systems used to allocate and manage public education resources…The main findings and policy suggestions of the study are presented as a series of policy notes on specific issues as well as a combined report… There is a final report that covers everything which is available here: World Bank. 2016. Assessing basic education service delivery in the Philippines: public education expenditure tracking and quantitative service delivery study…A set of 8 notes that break out the individual issues. These are also publicly available at:

Increasing investment to improve basic education outcomes in the Philippines

Assessing systems for hiring and deploying teachers in the Philippines

Developing a proficient and motivated teacher workforce in the Philippines

Building better learning environments in the Philippines

Assessing school-based management in the Philippines

Providing schools with enough resources to deliver quality education in the Philippines

Assessing the role played by local government in supporting basic education in the Philippines

Understanding the drivers of public school performance and efficiency in the Philippines

 

The Returns to Education

r-sEducation is one of the most powerful instruments for reducing poverty and inequality and for laying the basis for sustained economic growth. The importance of an educated population is well established. Recent evidence points to the need to make sure that the increasingly “schooled” population is also effective in terms of competencies and abilities. Studies show that students with high academic achievement earn more…

Providing kids a better education in our small schools  During a recent trip to Udon Thani, we visited several small schools on the outskirts of the city. In several ways, these small schools were typical…

Does Private Schooling Improve International Test Scores?  We estimate the effect of private schooling on Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) scores of 62 countries across the globe…

Learning and Earning: An Approximation to College Value Added in Two Dimensions  This paper explores the implications of measuring college productivity in two different dimensions: earning and learning…

PM (Vietnam) underlines new era workforce needs  Việt Nam will focus on developing human resources, science and technology in a bid to keep pace with the fourth industrial revolution…

Should all countries use the Shanghai maths method? When the Chinese city of Shanghai took part in the three-yearly Pisa test of 15-year-olds’ academic ability in 2009 and 2012 it topped the table…

New data on the breadth of skills movement in education  …global recognition … that, in order to equip children with the ability to succeed in today’s rapidly changing world …

Educational Development in South Asia: From Regionalism to Interregionalism  This chapter reviews the extent of influence new regionalism has had on the development of the education sector in South Asia…

NBER Program on Children  U.S. public programs that are targeted to children and youth have grown rapidly in recent decades. This trend has generated a substantial volume of research devoted to program evaluation…

Teachers, Schools, and Student Performance  Economists have long realized the importance of education for the well-being of individuals and the productivity of society. Over the past few decades, the economic returns to education have risen…

Student Loan Nudges: Experimental Evidence on Borrowing and Educational Attainment  We experimentally test the impact of student loan “nudges” on community college students’ borrowing decisions and subsequent educational attainment. We find that students are biased towards borrowing…

An Experimental Analysis of Cream Skimming in Charter Schools  School choice can improve both access and quality, and a growing form of choice is manifested by charter schools. While certain charter schools produce large gains in student achievement…

Access to Elite Education, Wage Premium, and Social Mobility: The Truth and Illusion of China’s College Entrance Exam  This paper studies the returns to elite education and their implications on elite formation and social mobility, exploiting an open elite education recruitment system – China’s College Entrance Exam…

6 lessons for using data to improve student learning in developing countries  In recent years, transparency and social accountability reforms have gained traction in global education circles, building from a broader development agenda that encourages participatory processes and…

Information for accountability: Transparency and citizen engagement for improved service delivery in education systems  There is a wide consensus among policymakers and practitioners that while access to education has improved significantly for many children in low- and middle-income countries, learning has not kept pace…

Student and Parent Perspectives on Higher Education Financing  Income-share agreements (ISAs)—financing instruments that allow students to fund their college educations in exchange for a fixed portion of their future earnings for a set time period—are a potential alternative to student loans…

Four cautionary lessons about education technology  There is no denying that governments around the world are expanding investments in education technology, from inputs that students use directly…

Why Girls’ Education Will Change the World  One of the world’s best investment opportunities is funding long-term girls’ education in developing countries…

Returns to Education and Skills in the Labor Market: Evidence from Japan and Korea  This study investigates the determinants of skill proficiency, and the impact of adult skills on earnings, in Japan and Korea…

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