Equitable Human Capital

News and Research 243 Kazakhstan: Knowledge, skills and health. Human capital needs development | World Bank – Government of Kazakhstan Roundtable | Agency for Strategic Planning and Reforms under the President, with the Bank, held a round table on the topic: Kazakhstan: an overview of human capital development. The chairman of the Agency Kairat Kelimbetov addressedContinue reading “Equitable Human Capital”

The Returns to Education

News and Research 242 The US infrastructure most in need of investment is human (Financial Times) The Returns to Education. There has been a steady stream of new research on the returns to education in recent weeks. These include: Winners and losers after 25 years of transition: Decreasing wage inequality in Slovenia, which shows thatContinue reading “The Returns to Education”

Measuring Human Capital: HLO – Harmonized Learning Outcomes

News and Research 241 Angrist, N, S Djankov, P K Goldberg and H A Patrinos (2021), Measuring human capital using global learning data. Nature 592, 403–408 Measuring human capital using global learning data, Noam Angrist, Simeon Djankov, Pinelopi K. Goldberg, Harry A. Patrinos, in Nature volume 592, pages 403–408 (2021), has been accessed 13k+ times (as of April 17, 2021) and has anContinue reading “Measuring Human Capital: HLO – Harmonized Learning Outcomes”

It Is Critical to Reopen Schools

News and Research 237 It Is Critical to Reopen Schools, Says World Bank’s Malpass | World Bank President David Malpass says reopening schools is critical for developing nations (Bloomberg). Simulating the Potential Impacts of COVID-19 School Closures on Schooling and Learning Outcomes: A Set of Global Estimates | Congratulations Aroob! | World Bank Research ObserverContinue reading “It Is Critical to Reopen Schools”

European Education Area

News and Research 235 March 8: International Women’s Day: Realizing the returns to schooling: How COVID-19 and school closures are threatening women’s economic future | COVID-19 is threatening the gains being made in girls’ education. Urgent action is needed to ensure that girls and women can realize the returns to their schooling COVID-19: Bringing GirlsContinue reading “European Education Area”

Time to Reopen Schools

News and Research 234 Time to reopen the school gates | America’s failure to get millions of its children back to school is a national fiasco. This was a big week for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). The elected board that runs Maryland’s biggest school district held its first in-person meeting since it closed its 208Continue reading “Time to Reopen Schools”