Beyond Basic Education (Education News and Research 131)

Beyond Basic Education: The Economic Case for Expanding Schooling in Vietnam


When the World Bank published its Human Capital Index in October 2018, Vietnam ranked 48th out of 157 countries. In education, Vietnam ranked 27th in terms of harmonized learning outcomes, higher even than the regional average. This is quite an achievement for a country of its income and level of development. In fact, our calculations showed that Vietnam’s standings improved in recent years and that educational attainment and achievement remain high. In Vietnam, as in other countries, investing in education remains a profitable activity for families and society…[more]

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Best Practices Forum was organized by the Youth Corps project in Astana, Kazakhstan on February 7, 2019: