World Development Report 2018 Background Papers

WDR 2018 background paper

  • Abu-Jawdeh, Malek and Shwetlena Sabarwal. ‘How Education Fails: A Discussion’
  • Bold, Tessa, Deon Filmer, Gayle Martin, Ezequiel Molina, Christophe Rockmore, Brian Stacy, Jakob Svensson, Waly Wane. 2017. “What Do Teachers Know and Do? Does It Matter? Evidence from Primary Schools in Africa.” WPS7956.
  • Barrera-Osorio, Felipe, Pierre de Galbert, James Habyarimana, and Shwetlena Sabarwal. “Impact of Public-Private Partnerships on Private School Performance: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Uganda.” WPS7905.
  • Commins, Stephen. “Fragility, Conflict and Violence.”
  • Evans, David and Fei Yuan. “Do education and other policymakers realize the magnitude of the learning crisis? Do they have an accurate intuition for which programs would help?”
  • Evans, David and Fei Yuan. “The Economic Returns to Interventions that Increase Learning.”
  • Evans, David and Fei Yuan. “The Working Lives of Teachers.”
  • Evans, David, Deon Filmer, and Fei Yuan. “Are teachers underpaid?”
  • Fox, Louise and Upaasna Kaul. “What Works for Youth Employment in Low-income Countries?”
  • Gunewardena, Dileni, Elizabeth M. King and Alexandria Valerio. “More than schooling: Understanding gender differences in the labor market using skills measures.”
  • Habyarimana, James, Kanishka Kacker, and Shwetlena Sabarwal. “Better Than Most: Teacher Self-Beliefs in Uganda.”
  • Handel, Michael J. “Implications of ICTs for jobs, skills, and education.”
  • Kaffenberger, Michelle, and Lant Pritchett. “The Impact of Education versus the Impact of Schooling: Schooling, Reading Ability and Financial Behavior in 10 Countries.”
  • Kaffenberger, Michelle, and Lant Pritchett. “More School or More Learning? Evidence from Learning Profiles from the Financial Inclusion Insights Data.”
  • Moriarty, Kate. “Achieving SDG4 through a Human Rights Based Approach to Education.”
  • Popova, Anna, David K. Evans, and Violeta Arancibia. “Training Teachers on the Job: What Works and How to Measure It.” WPS7834
  • Popova, Anna, Violeta Arancibia, Mary Breeding, and David Evans. “How big Is the know-do gap in teacher professional development?”
  • Rosser, Andrew, and Anuradha Joshi. “Using Courts to Realize Education Rights: Reflections from India and Indonesia.”
  • Sabarwal, Shwetlena, Malek Abu-Jawdeh, and Eema Masood. “Understanding Teacher Effort: Insights from cross-country data on teacher perceptions.”
  • Sabarwal, Shwetlena and Samer Al Samarri. “What might data-driven decision-making mean in practice? Exploring technical and political priors of District Education Officers’
  • Saraf, Priyam. “On-the-Job Training: Returns, Barriers to Provision, and Policy Implications.” WPS8090.
  • Shafiq, M. Najeeb, Robert K. Toutkoushian, and Alexandria Valerio. “Who Benefits from Bachelor’s Degrees in Low- and Middle-Income Countries?”
  • Shafiq, M. Najeeb and Alexandria Valerio. “The Roles of Social Origins and Schooling on Adulthood Cognitive Skills and Earnings in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.”
  • Shrestha, Unika.  "Beyond Politics: The Role of Teachers’ Unions in Promoting Quality Education."
  • Shrestha, Unika, Tim Williams, Al-Samarrai, Samer. Alies Van Geldermalsen and Attiya Zaidi. “Reforms to improve learning: findings from a database of education reforms and country case studies.”
  • Tognatta, Namrata, Alexandria Valerio, and Maria Laura Sanchez Puerta. “Do cognitive and noncognitive skills explain the gender wage gap in middle-income countries? An analysis using STEP data. WPS787
  • Trucano, Michael. “Do education development projects with major ICT components do better or worse in efficiency and effectiveness.”
  • Valerio, Alexandria, Maria Laura Sanchez Puerta, Namrata Tognatta, and Sebastian Monroy-Taborda. “Are there skills payoffs in low- and middle-income countries ? Empirical evidence using STEP data.” WPS7879.
  • Villaseñor, Paula. “The different ways that teachers can influence the socio-emotional development of their students: A literature review.”

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