Estimating the Return to Schooling (News and Research 96)

IZA World of Labor featured article: Estimating the return to schooling using the Mincer equation  Even after his death, a Nobel prize-winning economist is taking on inequality  Results-Based Financing Around the World: China: Understanding Effective Teaching Practices: RBF Around the World note and Full length paper | Indonesia: Results of Performance-Based School Grants Experiment: RBF Around the World … Continue reading Estimating the Return to Schooling (News and Research 96)

Education Is Still a Good Investment (News and Research 94)

Recent World Bank Report Concludes that Education Is Still a Good Investment   As authors George Psacharopoulos and Harry Antony Patrinos write, “The concept of the rate of return on investment in education is very similar to that ... The Ultimate Consumer Good: Education Trends in China  Boasting the world’s largest population, its longest-ever run of … Continue reading Education Is Still a Good Investment (News and Research 94)

For Better Returns than the U.S. Stock Market, Invest in Education (News and Research 91)

New Financing Will Support Cambodia in Improving Higher Education for Industrial Development  The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved today US$90 million in financing to support Cambodia’s efforts in improving the quality of higher education and research in the country and broadening access to higher education for disadvantaged students. “We welcome World Bank support … Continue reading For Better Returns than the U.S. Stock Market, Invest in Education (News and Research 91)

Building Human Capital: A Project for the World (News and Research 90)

Building Human Capital: A Project for the World Months after World Bank President Jim Kim announced the Human Capital Project, global leaders gathered in Washington to discuss the urgent and critical importance of investing in people to prepare countries for the economy of the future. Peking University Education Finance Research Team Visits World Bank Washington … Continue reading Building Human Capital: A Project for the World (News and Research 90)

Lessons from East Asia and Pacific: Improved Learning Outcomes, Economic Growth, and Equitable Development

Public Event Lessons from East Asia and Pacific: Improved Learning Outcomes, Economic Growth, and Equitable Development Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am REGISTER Featuring Harry Anthony Patrinos, Practice Manager, East Asia & the Pacific, Education Global Practice, World Bank Nancy Birdsall, Senior Fellow and President Emeritus, Center for Global Development Jaime Saavedra, Senior Practice Director, Education … Continue reading Lessons from East Asia and Pacific: Improved Learning Outcomes, Economic Growth, and Equitable Development

Understanding Effective Teaching Practices (News and Research 88)

Understanding Effective Teaching Practices in Chinese Classrooms:  "Teachers who believed that students should be the focus of instruction scored significantly higher across all domains than teachers who believed that teachers should be the focus of instruction"… Credential Effects and the Returns to Education in China  Using the China Household Income Project (CHIP) data for 1995 … Continue reading Understanding Effective Teaching Practices (News and Research 88)

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)