The World Bank and Education

Robert Arnove, in his preface, says, “whether the Bank is responsive to the critiques and alternatives brilliantly offered by the present authors, the book is certain to influence development and education scholars, policymakers, and ...

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Author: Steven J. Klees

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789460919039

Category: Education

Page: 245

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World Bank and Education: Book Blurb For more than three decades, the World Bank has been proposing global policies for education. Presented as research-based, validated by experience, and broadly applicable, these policies are ideologically driven, insensitive to local contexts, and treat education as independent of international dynamics and national and local economies and cultures. Target countries, needing resources and unable to generate comparable research, find it difficult to challenge World Bank recommendations. The World Bank and Education: Critiques and Alternatives represents a powerful challenge to World Bank proposals. Probing core issues—equity, quality, finance, privatization, teaching and learning, gender, and human rights—highlights the disabilities of neoliberal globalization. The authors demonstrate the ideological nature of the evidence marshaled by the World Bank and the accompanying policy advice. Addressing key education issues in developing countries, the authors’ analyses provide tools for resisting and rejecting generic policy prescriptions as well as alternative directions to consider. Robert Arnove, in his preface, says, “whether the Bank is responsive to the critiques and alternatives brilliantly offered by the present authors, the book is certain to influence development and education scholars, policymakers, and practitioners around the globe.”

World Bank Financing of Education

Based on detailed analysis of thousands of confidential World Bank documents, this book demonstrates that the World Bank lies at the centre of the major changes in global education of our time.

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Author: Phillip W. Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134136957

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Based on detailed analysis of thousands of confidential World Bank documents, this book demonstrates that the World Bank lies at the centre of the major changes in global education of our time. It outlines the evolution of World Bank lending policies in education, and assesses the policy impact of the Bank's educational projects, looking at how it has: shaped the economic and social policies of many governments, including policies that affect education been an influential proponent of the rapid expansion of formal education systems around the world, financing much of that expansion been instrumental in forging those policies that see education as a precursor to modernisation served as a major purveyor of Western ideas about how education and the economy are, or should be, related. Following on from the success of the first edition, this revised edition covers topical issues of globalisation and looks into the political debate concerning aid to developing countries. It will be of enormous value to those studying, or working in, educational policy in developing countries, international organisations and financial institutions, and aid agencies.

Priorities and Strategies for Education

This paper reviews the literature and data on the contribution of education to development and on the financing of education in developing countries.

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Author: World Bank

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: STANFORD:36105017383139

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 173

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Annotation Education is critical to economic growth and poverty reduction, especially as labor market structures shift dramatically with changing technology and economic reform. This paper reviews the literature and data on the contribution of education to development and on the financing of education in developing countries. It outlines policy options and reforms for increasing access to education and for improving equity and efficiency in educational services. Also available: French (ISBN 0-8213-3410-7) Stock No. 13410; Spanish (ISBN 0-8213-3411-5) Stock No. 13411.

The Dividends of Learning

This document discusses World Bank efforts in support of education in developing countries as the 1990s begin. Figures on lending for education, as well as Bank support for educational policy and analysis and research are included.

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Author: World Bank. Population and Human Resources Department

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822006623953

Category: Economic development

Page: 39

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Education gives people the opportunity to become more productive, escape poverty, and improve the quality of their lives. For more than two decades the World Bank has supported the efforts of developing countries to expand and improve education at all levels. This document discusses World Bank efforts in support of education in developing countries as the 1990s begin. Figures on lending for education, as well as Bank support for educational policy and analysis and research are included. Strategies for educational development are presented for several different education levels and representative efforts at each level in individual countries are discussed. A number of figures appear in the booklet, and an appendix detailing World Bank education projects being implemented is 1990 in included. (DB)

Lessons Learned from World Bank Education Management Information System Operations

These success stories highlight how a well-implemented EMIS can improve the performance of an education system.

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Author: Husein Abdul-Hamid

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9781464810572

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Lessons Learned from World Bank Education Management Information System Operations provides an overview of the World Bank’s portfolio in the area of Education Management Information Systems (EMISs) over the course of 17 years, from 1998 to 2014. It seeks to identify overall trends and characteristics of World Bank support in this area, with the intent of informing future project preparation and analytical work. The portfolio review revealed that although several good practices were evident, operational performance of EMIS activities fell short of expectations, with widespread deficiencies that ranged from unclear definitions and understanding of the EMIS to ineffective implementation and utilization. Examples of successful activities include the development of an EMIS to manage teachers and provide access to education (for example, Afghanistan); utilization of an EMIS as a management tool (for example, Bosnia and Herzegovina); creation of an online EMIS to improve access to education data (for example, Honduras); use of an EMIS to strengthen teaching and learning (for example, Guatemala and Lithuania); and use of an EMIS as a management tool for schools (for example, Malaysia). These success stories highlight how a well-implemented EMIS can improve the performance of an education system. The challenges that have been identified as contributing to the shortcomings are related to the following: • Misalignment of activities and unrealistic EMIS goals • Institutionalization of the EMIS • Sustainability challenges resulting from inconsistent leadership • Missed integration opportunities • Private players in education • EMIS at the local level Future projects could benefit from the SABER (Systems Approach for Better Education Results)-EMIS Assessment Framework. The SABER-EMIS Framework focuses on the need for a strong enabling environment, system soundness, quality data, and effective utilization as the key factors essential for the successful implementation of an EMIS. Initial needs assessment of a country’s EMIS can play a critical role i n benchmarking countries and provide a valuable foundation for the design of new projects.

Education Poverty and the World Bank

Education: Our framework – policies and strategies, Manila: Asian Development Bank. Ayres, R. (1983). Banking on the poor: The World Bank and world poverty.

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Author: Philip W. Jones

Publisher: Sense Publishers

ISBN: 9789077874387

Category: Education

Page: 206

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This book explains why the World Bank's commitment to education is important. It considers how the nature of the Bank as a financial institution has shaped its view of economic growth, development and poverty reduction. In shaping its education policies and programs from a banking point of view, a particular World Bank approach to educational development has emerged, with major implications for the future of education worldwide. The book examines the reasons why the Bank is involved in education, the evolution of its education policy stances, and how the Bank uses education as part of its program of economic globalization. The author provides a framework for assessing the Bank's impact and effectiveness in its education lending, especially in terms of poverty reduction. Bank work in education is hugely controversial. All around the world, in industrial countries, in transition economies and in the poorest countries, the Bank continues to be under fire for its policy prescriptions and its modes of operation. From both left and right, the Bank is a major target of discontent. At the same time, the Bank is frequently misunderstood and misrepresented. The book is based on thousands of classified Bank documents examined over the past twenty years, and on wide-ranging interviews with past and present Bank officials. Although critical of many aspects of Bank work in education, the book will be recognized as a uniquely authoritative guide to Bank policy formation in education.

Economic Analysis of World Bank Education Projects and Project Outcomes

Education economists outside the World Bank, in academic institutions mostly, had been doing cost-benefit analyses since the late 1950s.16 In the same time ...

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Author: Ayesha Vawda

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN:

Category: Economic development projects

Page: 34

View: 862

Outcomes on World Bank education projects are better when the quality of project appraisal is good.

World Bank Financing of Education

(1972) Learning to Be: The World of Education Today and Tomorrow, Paris/London: ... (1986) Between Two Worlds: The World Bank's Next Decade, New Brunswick, ...

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Author: Phillip W. Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134927333

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 922

First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Trends in Private Sector Development in World Bank Education Projects

In 1997-98, IFC sponsored a global study on potential investment opportunities in education. The study highlights the importance of the World Bank Group's ...

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Author: Shobhana Sosale

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN:

Category: Educacion

Page: 49

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The principle underlying trends in Bank education projects is that strengthening the private sector's role in noncompulsory education over time will release public resources for the compulsory (primary) level. The public and private sectors have complementary roles to play.

The World Bank EducationNews

Dijon Papers Twelve of the 30 papers presented at the June 1986 Dijon Conference on the Economics of Education were chosen for the Economics of Education Review (EER) vol. VI, no. 2. The meeting was partially supported by the World Bank ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000115633145

Category: Developing countries

Page:

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Education Poverty and the World Bank

The book tells the story of the World Bank’s involvement in education, for which lending began in 1963.

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Author: Philip W. Jones

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789087901172

Category: Education

Page:

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The book tells the story of the World Bank’s involvement in education, for which lending began in 1963. The study considers how the nature of the Bank as a financial institution has shaped its view of development and globalisation, and how education relates to these.

World Bank Annual Report 2003

The World Bank stands by its commitment to scale up efforts to help countries achieve universal primary education , combat communicable diseases , reduce ...

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Author:

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821355945

Category: World Bank

Page: 192

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Annotation The World Bank Annual Report 2003 offers a concise look at

Education Poverty and the World Bank

This book explains why the World Bank's commitment to education is important.

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Author: Phillip W. Jones

Publisher: Brill / Sense

ISBN: UOM:39015077630757

Category: Education

Page: 206

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This book explains why the World Bank's commitment to education is important. It considers how the nature of the Bank as a financial institution has shaped its view of economic growth, development and poverty reduction. In shaping its education policies and programs from a banking point of view, a particular World Bank approach to educational development has emerged, with major implications for the future of education worldwide. The book examines the reasons why the Bank is involved in education, the evolution of its education policy stances, and how the Bank uses education as part of its program of economic globalisation. The author provides a framework for assessing the Bank's impact and effectiveness in its education lending, especially in terms of poverty reduction. Bank work in education is hugely controversial. All around the world, in industrial countries, in transition economies and in the poorest countries, the Bank continues to be under fire for its policy prescriptions and its modes of operation. From both left and right, the Bank is a major target of discontent. At the same time, the Bank is frequently misunderstood and misrepresented. The book is based on thousands of classified Bank documents examined over the past twenty years, and on wide-ranging interviews with past and present Bank officials. Although critical of many aspects of Bank work in education, the book will be recognised as a uniquely authoritative guide to Bank policy formation in education. [Back cover].

World Bank Investment in Vocational Education and Training

international agencies, including the World Bank, CIDA and the GTZ (Germany) are carrying out broadly-based policy analyses and reviews. This study of World ...

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Author: John Middleton

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN:

Category: Economic development

Page: 107

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Learning from Experience

R. Kells). The next three papers present empirical perspectives on the World Bank paper. They are: "Higher Education in India at a Cross-roads" (Jandhyala B. G. Tilak); "A Chinese Model of Higher Education?

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Author: Lene Buchert

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105017241766

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 261

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This monograph contains 14 papers on the role of higher education in the developing world stimulated by discussion of that issue in "Higher Education: The Lessons of Experience" (World Bank, 1994). The first two papers offer background on the World Bank paper: "World Bank Traditions of Support to Higher Education and Capacity-Building: Reflections on 'Higher Education: The Lessons of Expereince'" (Kenneth King) and "Shaping the World Bank's Higher Education Paper: Dialogue, Consultation and Conditionality" (Alison Girdwood). The next three papers explore related fundamental issues: "The Implications of Globalisation for Higher Education" (Noel F. McGinn); "Higher Education-Business Partnerships: The Dilemma of Competitiveness and Equity" (Wim E. Biervliet); and "The Challenge to the Liberal Vision of Universities in Africa" (David Court). The next four papers address World Bank reform areas: "Redefining the Role of Government in Higher Education: How Realistic is the World Bank's Prescription?" (Keith Watson); "Diversifying the Funding of Tertiary Institutions: Is the Bank's Agenda the Right One?" (Christopher Colclough); "Institutional Diversification of Higher Education" (Peter Williams); and "Responding to Ambiguity: A Critique of the World Bank's Analysis of Quality Assurance, Responsiveness and Equity" (H. R. Kells). The next three papers present empirical perspectives on the World Bank paper. They are: "Higher Education in India at a Cross-roads" (Jandhyala B. G. Tilak); "A Chinese Model of Higher Education? Lessons from Reality" (Kai-ming Cheng); and"Equity, Access and Excellence in South Africa Higher Education" (Pundy Pillay). The final two papers look at other policies and practices in aid to higher education and are "The Power of Knowledge: A Comparison of Two International Policy Papers on Higher Education" (Berit Olsson) and "French Aid and the Crisis of Higher Education in Francophone Africa" (Francois Orivel). (Many papers contain extensive references.) (JB)

World Development Report 2018

Every year, the World Bank’s World Development Report (WDR) features a topic of central importance to global development.

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Author: World Bank Group

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9781464810985

Category: Education

Page: 236

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Every year, the World Bank’s World Development Report (WDR) features a topic of central importance to global development. The 2018 WDR—LEARNING to Realize Education’s Promise—is the first ever devoted entirely to education. And the time is right: education has long been critical to human welfare, but it is even more so in a time of rapid economic and social change. The best way to equip children and youth for the future is to make their learning the center of all efforts to promote education. The 2018 WDR explores four main themes: First, education’s promise: education is a powerful instrument for eradicating poverty and promoting shared prosperity, but fulfilling its potential requires better policies—both within and outside the education system. Second, the need to shine a light on learning: despite gains in access to education, recent learning assessments reveal that many young people around the world, especially those who are poor or marginalized, are leaving school unequipped with even the foundational skills they need for life. At the same time, internationally comparable learning assessments show that skills in many middle-income countries lag far behind what those countries aspire to. And too often these shortcomings are hidden—so as a first step to tackling this learning crisis, it is essential to shine a light on it by assessing student learning better. Third, how to make schools work for all learners: research on areas such as brain science, pedagogical innovations, and school management has identified interventions that promote learning by ensuring that learners are prepared, teachers are both skilled and motivated, and other inputs support the teacher-learner relationship. Fourth, how to make systems work for learning: achieving learning throughout an education system requires more than just scaling up effective interventions. Countries must also overcome technical and political barriers by deploying salient metrics for mobilizing actors and tracking progress, building coalitions for learning, and taking an adaptive approach to reform.

Higher Education for Development

The World Bank Group's twin goals have redefined the rationale for engagement across all sectors.

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Author: Independent Evaluation Group

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1245936768

Category:

Page:

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The World Bank Group's twin goals have redefined the rationale for engagement across all sectors. Although the World Bank Group has never had an explicit strategy for higher education, institutional- and regional-level strategies and knowledge work anchor the World Bank's engagement in supporting and promoting (i) greater access and equity, (ii) relevant and quality teaching and research, (iii) improved management and financial systems, and (iv) institutional diversification and innovation.The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has aligned itself with the World Bank's approach and focuses on access and equity, relevance, and quality. Additionally, IFC has developed a specific education strategy that focuses on its investments in post-secondary education.

Handbook of Global Education Policy

New York: World Bank/Oxford University Press. World Bank. 1988b. Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Policies for Adjustment, Revitalization and Expansion.

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Author: Karen Mundy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118468043

Category: Political Science

Page: 632

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This innovative new handbook offers a comprehensive overview of the ways in which domestic education policy is framed and influenced by global institutions and actors. Surveys current debates about the role of education in a global polity, highlights key transnational policy actors, accessibly introduces research methodologies, and outlines global agendas for education reform Includes contributions from an international cast of established and emerging scholars at the forefront of the field thoughtfully edited and organized by a team of world-renowned global education policy experts Each section features a thorough introduction designed to facilitate readers’ understanding of the subsequent material and highlight links to interdisciplinary global policy scholarship Written in an accessible and engaging style that will appeal to domestic and international policy practitioners, social scientists, and education scholars alike

Education Strategy in the Developing World

In early 2011, a revised strategy was published, "Learning for All: Investing in People's Knowledge and Skills to Promote Development." This title deals with this topic.

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Author: Christopher S. Collins

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781780522777

Category: Education

Page: 400

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Following the development of a "Concept Note" for the World Bank Education Strategy 2020, the World Bank engaged in a series of activities to garner feedback about the strategy. In early 2011, a revised strategy was published, "Learning for All: Investing in People's Knowledge and Skills to Promote Development." This title deals with this topic.

Growing Smarter

Growing Smarter: Learning and Equitable Development in East Asia and Pacific focuses on the experiences of economies in the region that have been able to expand schooling and learning and showcases those that have managed to pursue ...

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Author: World Bank

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9781464812699

Category: Education

Page: 256

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One-quarter of the world’s school-age children live in East Asia and Pacific. During the past 50 years, some economies in the region have successfully transformed themselves by investing in the continuous upgrading of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of their workforce. Through policy foresight, they have produced graduates with new levels of knowledge and skills almost as fast as industries have increased their demand for skilled workers. Yet the success of these high-performing systems has not been replicated throughout the region. Tens of millions of students are in school but not learning, and as many as 60 percent of students remain in school systems that are struggling to escape from the global learning crisis or in systems where performance is likely poor. Many students in these systems fail to reach basic levels of proficiency in key subjects and are greatly disadvantaged because of it. Growing Smarter: Learning and Equitable Development in East Asia and Pacific focuses on the experiences of economies in the region that have been able to expand schooling and learning and showcases those that have managed to pursue successful education reforms at scale. By examining these experiences, the report provides both diagnoses and detailed recommendations for improvement not only for education systems within East Asia and Pacific but also for countries across the globe. In East Asia and Pacific, the impressive record of success in education in some low- and middle-income countries is proof of concept that schooling in resource-constrained contexts can lead to learning for all. This report identifies the policies and practices necessary to ensure that students learn and suggests how countries can improve learning outcomes.