Selective Universities

(News and Research 255) University selectivity and returns premium: evidence from Kazakhstan | More selective universities are presumably better in quality and expected to provide better labour market outcomes for their graduates – returns premia. However, various empirical applications have found that part of it should be attributed to selectivity. Using the data on recentContinue reading “Selective Universities”

Helping Low-Income Students

Helping Low-Income Students (News and Research 254) Russia’s education system could achieve better teaching and learning outcomes if it focused more on developing 21st-century skills says Tigran Shmis Helping Low-Income Students Save for College | The California Comeback Plan, signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom earlier this month, lays the groundwork to create collegeContinue reading “Helping Low-Income Students”

Future Economic Challenges

News and Research 252 The major future economic challenges, by Olivier Blanchard and Jean Tirole Responding to the global challenges facing our societies requires new analytical frameworks and the emergence of new ideas, especially in the aftermath of the global health crisis. The President of the Republic asked Olivier Blanchard, Professor Emeritus at MIT, andContinue reading “Future Economic Challenges”

Lifelong Learning takes Center Stage

News and Research 251 The Paradoxes of Russian Higher Education Surprised the World Bank Experts ПАРАДОКСЫ РОССИЙСКОГО ВЫСШЕГО ОБРАЗОВАНИЯ УДИВИЛИ ЭКСПЕРТОВ ВСЕМИРНОГО БАНКА | “Even the experts of the World Bank, when calculating the National Wealth of the Russian Federation, were forced to admit that they faced a paradox in this issue”…  “The experts cameContinue reading “Lifelong Learning takes Center Stage”

From crisis to opportunity: Transforming education in Europe and Central Asia after COVID-19

News and Research 249 From crisis to opportunity: Transforming education in Europe and Central Asia after COVID-19 | The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant damage to human capital development across Europe and Central Asia. Lengthy periods of school closure have resulted in major learning losses among school-age children, particularly those living in poverty and those from ethnic minorities.Continue reading “From crisis to opportunity: Transforming education in Europe and Central Asia after COVID-19”

Back to Learning!

News and Research 247 Ending Learning Poverty and Building Skills: Investing in Education from Early Childhood to Lifelong Learning | The document describes the World Bank’s strategy in education and provides a taste of the types of projects that we support governments on, as well as our partnerships and global initiatives to impact the futureContinue reading “Back to Learning!”