Disability and Education: From Charity to Investment

http://blogs.worldbank.org/education/disability-and-education-charity-investment Today, on World Autism Day, I’d like to highlight the impact of education on what persons with disabilities are capable of achieving. More than one billion people – 15% of the world’s population – experience some form of disability. One-fifth of the estimated global total, up to 190 million people, encounter significant disabilities. PersonsContinue reading “Disability and Education: From Charity to Investment”

Education for all: the private sector can contribute

Education for all: the private sector can contribute From: Private Sector and Development By Oni Lusk-Stover, Operations Officer, Education Human Development Network, The World Bankand Harry Anthony Patrinos,Manager, Education Human Development Network, The World Bank ¹ Education is a human right, which states have the responsibility to ensure. But they need not be the sole provider.Continue reading “Education for all: the private sector can contribute”

My Interview on WPFW

My interview on #girlseducation on WPFW archived under Sojourner Truth, Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 4pm: http://ow.ly/KMScG

What 50 years of “Returns to Education” has given us

What 50 years of “Returns to Education” has given us  Posted at: World Economic Forum: Agenda https://agenda.weforum.org/2015/03/what-50-years-of-returns-to-education-has-given-us/ By Harry A. Patrinos Mar 24 2015 At last week’s Comparative and International Education Society annual conferencein Washington DC, Najeeb Shafiqput together a special panel honoring the work of pioneering education economists Martin Carnoy and George Psacharopoulos(formerly ofContinue reading “What 50 years of “Returns to Education” has given us”

What education experts think of returns to schooling

At last week’s Comparative and International Education Society annual conference in Washington DC, Najeeb Shafiqput together a special panel honoring the work of pioneering education economists Martin Carnoy and George Psacharopoulos (formerly of the World Bank).  Martin and George were supervised by Theodore Schultz, a Nobel Prize winning economist, who made human capital theory anContinue reading “What education experts think of returns to schooling”