Disability and the right to education for all (News and Research 71)

Disability and the right to education for all December 3 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Every year, on this day, the international community comes together to take stock of the progress that has been made to advance the rights of disabled people around the world… Growing Talent for the 4th Industrial Revolution … Continue reading Disability and the right to education for all (News and Research 71)

Developing Socioemotional Skills for the Philippines Labor Market (News and Research 70)

Developing Socioemotional Skills for the Philippines Labor Market Although the Philippines has achieved remarkable progress in raising the education level of its labor force, the standard proxy for educational attainment—years of formal schooling—is increasingly inadequate as a measure of workforce skills. About one-third of employers’ report being unable to fill vacancies because of a lack … Continue reading Developing Socioemotional Skills for the Philippines Labor Market (News and Research 70)

Low-cost schools, diplomas, China and robots (News and Research 69)

Regulating market entry of low-cost private schools in Sub-Saharan Africa: Towards a theory of private education regulation This study provides a comparative assessment of policies governing private schools in twenty countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Findings suggest that current regulatory systems are failing to adequately address the negative externalities and failures of private schooling markets. Insufficient … Continue reading Low-cost schools, diplomas, China and robots (News and Research 69)

4IR at the HRD Forum in Seoul (News and Research 68)

ASEAN+3 leaders explore ways to secure job amid 4th industrial revolution  Leaders from governments, businesses and academia from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as well as South Korea, China and Japan gathered in Seoul Tuesday to examine ways to better secure jobs amid technological advances dubbed the fourth industrial revolution… Enhancing Job Creation and … Continue reading 4IR at the HRD Forum in Seoul (News and Research 68)

The Artificial Intelligence Issue (News and Research 67)

  Breaking: China: World Bank to Help Improve Compulsory Education in Guangdong A $120 million loan has been approved to improve learning facilities and teaching quality in selected public primary and junior secondary schools in the less developed parts of China's Guangdong Province. Read more More about the Project Partnering for Skills Development in East … Continue reading The Artificial Intelligence Issue (News and Research 67)

China and the Belt and Road Initiative (News and Research 65)

The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) opened on Wednesday. Since the Party's founding in July 1921, themes of CPC national congresses explicitly define the path and goal of the Party. The 96-year-old Communist Party of China (CPC) is the world's largest ruling party with more than 89 million members. General … Continue reading China and the Belt and Road Initiative (News and Research 65)

School Grants and School Policy (News and Research 66)

Introducing a Performance-Based School Grant in Jakarta  What Do We Know about Its Impact after Two Years?  Samer Al-Samarrai, Unika Shrestha, Amer Hasan, Nozomi Nakajima, Santoso Santoso, Wisnu Harto Adi Wijoy  This paper evaluates the early impact of introducing a performance component into Jakarta’s school grant program on learning outcomes. Using administrative data, it applies difference-in-differences and … Continue reading School Grants and School Policy (News and Research 66)