Education Systems Coping with the Pandemic (News and Research 185)
World Bank supports Georgia’s Education reform“We are extremely pleased to be able to support the Georgian Government in its extraordinary commitment to invest in the education system,” said Sebastian Molineus, the World Bank Regional Director for the South Caucasus, at the economic conference “Georgia and the Rest of the World in 2020.” The World Bank Group and the Government of Georgia will launch the Innovation, Inclusion and Quality Project that aims to increase access to preschool education, elevate the quality of education, and create more conducive learning environments. The project aims to reach over 116,000 students countrywide.
Why Georgia’s publishing industry is a ‘paradise for gender equality’ https://emerging-europe.com/after-hours/why-georgias-publishing-industry-is-a-paradise-for-gender-equality/
Effects of the Shift to English-Only Instruction on College Outcomes: Evidence from Central Asia | English-only college education in non-English speaking countries is a rapidly growing phenomenon that has been dubbed as the most important trend in higher education internationalization. Despite worldwide popularity, there is little empirical evidence about how the transition to English-only instruction affects students’ academic outcomes. Using a natural experiment at a selective university in Central Asia and a difference-in-differences strategy, we estimate the causal effect of switching to English-only instruction on students’ college outcomes. We find that the introduction of English-only instruction led to a decrease of GPAs and probability of graduation and an increase in the number of failed course credits. Although negative, the effects were short-lived. The difference-in-differences estimates and the examination of potential mechanisms suggest that at least in selective universities in non-English speaking countries, the switch to English-only instruction may affect college outcomes negatively at the time of transition but may not necessarily imply longer-run negative effects…
Is it Worth It? Returns to Investments in Tertiary Education| Presentation at the World Bank, Washington DC | February 25, 2020
Returns to higher education in Indonesia through full discounting method implies 15% return, similar to Mincerian and worldwide average