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Structural Transformation and Labor Market Performance in Ghana

World Bank Group · 24 November 2020 English

Structural transformation can spur economic growth and development if it increases overall productivity growth. A labor market environment that enables workers and enterprises to transition smoothly across sectors and into …


Does Maternal Depression Undermine Childhood Cognitive Development? Evidence from the Young Lives …

World Bank Group · 24 November 2020 English

This paper studies the effect of maternal depression on early childhood cognition in Peru. The identification strategy exploits variation in exposure to exogenous shocks during early life to instrument for …


Integrating Early Childhood Care and Education in Sri Lanka : From Global …

World Bank Group · 23 October 2020 English

Changes in social and family structures, gender roles, and working environments have led some countries to introduce integrated centers for early childhood care and education (ECCE) for children ages zero …


Integrating Early Childhood Care and Education in Sri Lanka : From Global …

World Bank Group · 22 October 2020 English

Changes in social and family structures, gender roles, and working environments have led some countries to introduce integrated centers for early childhood care and education (ECCE) for children ages zero …


China - Hubei Guangrun Hydropower Development Project

World Bank Group · 14 October 2020 English

Ratings for the Hubei Guangrun Hydropower Project for China were as follows: outcomes were unsatisfactory, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the project entity performance was moderately unsatisfactory. Some …


China - Hubei Guangrun Hydropower Development Project

World Bank Group · 14 October 2020 English

Ratings for the Hubei Guangrun Hydropower Project for China were as follows: outcomes were unsatisfactory, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the project entity performance was moderately unsatisfactory. Some …


Romania : A Proposed Early Warning Mechanism for Early School Leaving Prevention …

World Bank Group · 23 September 2020 English

Early school leaving (ESL) refers to people aged 18 to 24 who leave education and training without attaining lower secondary education. Early school leavers have difficulty finding stable jobs and …


When Goal-Setting Forges Ahead but Stops Short

World Bank Group · 21 September 2020 English

This paper reports the results of an at-scale randomized controlled trial among 18,000 secondary students in Zanzibar (Tanzania) to examine the effects of personal best goal-setting on student outcomes. The …


Long-Term Effects of Free Primary Education on Educational Achievement : Evidence from …

World Bank Group · 21 September 2020 English

Many Sub-Saharan African countries have instituted free primary education policies, and this has led to a significant increase in the primary school enrollment rate. However, many children who are in …


Saudi Arabia - Moving High-stakes Examinations Online

World Bank Group · 14 September 2020 English

When Saudi Arabia’s schools closed on March 9, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Education and Training Evaluation Commission (ETEC) rapidly brought forward plans to convert its high-stakes Standardized …


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