Measure…Spend…Disseminate (Education News and Research 127)

Measuring learning to avoid “flying blind” Just three weeks after becoming Minister of Education in Peru, my team and I received the results from the 2012 round of PISA. Peru was ranked last. Not next to last, not bottom 10%.  It was last…

Education spending and student learning outcomes How much does financing matter for education? The Education Commission argued that to achieve access and quality education “will require total spending on education to rise steadily from $1.2 trillion per year today to $3 trillion by 2030 (in constant prices) across all low- and middle-income countries.” At the same time, the World Bank’s World Development Report 2004 showed little correlation between spending and access to school, and the World Development Report 2018 shows a similarly weak correlation between spending and learning outcomes…

aaaaaa0000001World Development Report 2018 on Education now available in Russian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Country Director for Russia Andras Horvai presented on education and human capital at this year’s Gaidar Forum in Moscow, Russia

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Azerbaijan Human Capital Forum presentations now uploaded: The Government of Azerbaijan and the World Bank Group organized a 3-day Human Capital Forum in Baku on 19-21 December 2018…

Higher education moon shot remains stuck in lower orbit It will take until at least 2056 for 60 percent of all working-age Americans to have college educations of some kind…

Jo Bourne appointed Chief Technical Officer at the Global Partnership for Education Jo Bourne, a widely respected leader in the global education community, has been appointed Chief Technical Officer at the Global Partnership for Education (GPE)…

Enhancing human capital The most significant investments that people, firms and governments can make in the changing nature of work are in enhancing human capital, the World Bank said in its projection development report for this year…

Two Tacos and a B.A., Please Back when the economy was dragging along like a narcoleptic turtle, there was talk that Americans simply needed better skills. CEOs complained it was difficult to find qualified hires, and the Obama Administration put an emphasis on retraining programs. But this “skills gap” was, at least in part, an artifact of the sluggish labor market, according to a new academic paper…

Categories Human capital, Returns to education

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