Oct 2018
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Bando, Rosangela; Gertler, Paul
We analyze evidence from 10 at-scale field experiments in four countries on the effect of inquiry- and problem-based pedagogy (IPP) on students’ math and science test scores. IPP creates active…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Bertoni, Eleonora; Elacqua, Gregory; Jaimovich, Analia; Rodríguez, Julio; Santos, Humberto
This paper contributes to the teacher sorting literature by analyzing equity in the distribution of teachers in three educational systems in Latin America, with different equalization policies,…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Hanauer, Merlin
Protected areas are fundamental to reaching the goals laid out as a part of the recent Sustainable Development Goals. Recognition of the importance of protected areas from policy makers,…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Hincapie, Diana; Vegas, Emiliana; Alfonso, Mariana
Este libro examina las políticas públicas que varios países de la región están poniendo en práctica para atraer, preparar y seleccionar docentes efectivos. También analiza la evolución histórica de…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Hincapie, Diana; Vegas, Emiliana; Alfonso, Mariana
Este livro analisa as políticas públicas que vários países da região estão implementando para atrair, preparar e selecionar professores eficazes. Também examina a evolução histórica da profissão…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Berlinski, Samuel
We analyze the effects on teacher retention and between school mobility of a program that rewards excellence in pedagogical practice in Chile. Teachers apply voluntarily for the award and those who…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Blackman, Allen
Rapid deforestation remains a pressing problem in much of the global South and has severe environmental and socioeconomic consequences. Policies aimed at addressing this problem have historically…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Hincapie, Diana; Vegas, Emiliana; Alfonso, Mariana
Este informe examina las políticas públicas que varios países de la región están poniendo en práctica para atraer, preparar, y seleccionar a docentes efectivos. También analiza la evolución histórica…
May 2017
Author(s): Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Schady, Norbert
Teachers vary considerably in their effectiveness, but identifying teacher characteristics that predict their impact on learning outcomes has been elusive. We analyze a teacher evaluation that is…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Hull, Darrell M.; Booker, Dana D.; Näslund-Hadley, Emma
El presente estudio analizó las características de los docentes de Belice que hipotéticamente podían correlacionarse con la autoeficacia de los mismos. Controlado por estas características, el…
May 2016
Author(s): Bassi, Marina; Blumberg, Rae Lesser; Mateo-Berganza Díaz, María Mercedes
This paper analyzes gender bias in teaching in low-performing schools in Chile. To carry out the analyses, the authors used videotaped classes for fourth graders and coded 237 tapings. Results show a…
May 2016
Author(s): Quiroga, Ricardo; Perazza, Maria Claudia; Corderi, David; Banerjee, Onil; Cotta, Jamie; Watkins, Graham George; López Sancho, José Luis
This work is divided in three parts. The first is an assessment of thepresent state of performance in the management of the environment and the natural capital of the region. This section will…
May 2016
Author(s): Quiroga, Ricardo; Perazza, Maria Claudia; Corderi, David; Banerjee, Onil; Cotta, Jamie; Watkins, Graham George; López Sancho, José Luis
Este trabajo se divide en tres partes, además de esta introducción. En primerlugar se presenta un diagnóstico sobre el estado actual del desempeño de la gestión ambiental y del capital natural de la…
Jan 2016
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad; Carneiro, Pedro; Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu; Schady, Norbert
We assigned two cohorts of kindergarten students, totaling more than 24,000 children, to teachers within schools with a rule that is as-good-as-random. We collected data on children at the beginning…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Peinado-Vara, Estrella; van Haeringen, Reintje; López, Fernanda; Segovia, José Luis; Otsuka, Nobuyuki; Torà Carod, Laura; Palacios, Anabella; Fernández, Xoán; Pavez, Karime; Ventocilla, Maria Claudia; Rodríguez, Juan Carlos; Zimbrick, Ana; Garrett, Julio
Este informe utiliza metodologías cualitativas para investigar el grado en que las iniciativas de negocios inclusivos (NI) pueden hacer una contribución sustancial a mejorar las condiciones de vida…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Watkins, Graham George; Atkinson, Rachel; Canfield, Eloise; Corrales, Denis; Dixon, John A.; Factor, Seth; Hardner, Jared J.; Hausman, Heidi; Hawken, Iona; Huppman, Reed; Josse, Carmen; Langstroth, Robert; Pilla, Ernani; Quintero, Juan David; Radford, Greg; Rees, Colin; Rice, Dick; Villalba, Alberto
The purpose of this document is to provide clients-borrowers, project sponsors, and executing agencies-of the Inter-American Development Bank with guidance, in accord with Bank safeguard policies, to…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Bando, Rosangela; Li, Xia
In-service teacher training aims to improve the supply of public education. A randomized experiment was conducted in Mexico to test whether teacher training could increase teacher efficiency in…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Reymondin, Louis; Coca, Alejandro; Arango, David; Jarvis, Andy; Navarrete, Carolina; Suding, Paul Hugo; Watkins, Graham George
Deforestation as one of the potential indirect impacts of infrastructure development has increasingly become an important issue in the development community. While questions concerning the drivers…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Stone, Leslie F.; Fryer, Michelle; Huppi, Monika; Quijano, Ursula; Noboa-Hidalgo, Grace; Sadeghi, Patricia; Arbeláez, Juliana; Raupp, Magda; Székely, Miguel; Cruz Fano, Alejandro
This evaluation seeks to determine the extent to which the Bank supported equitable access to secondary education, improvements in secondary education quality, and reforms of education institutions…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Stone, Leslie F.; Fryer, Michelle; Huppi, Monika; Quijano, Ursula; Noboa-Hidalgo, Grace; Sadeghi, Patricia; Arbeláez, Juliana; Raupp, Magda; Székely, Miguel; Cruz Fano, Alejandro
Esta evaluación tiene por objeto determinar el grado en que el Banco ha apoyado el acceso equitativo a la educación secundaria, las mejoras de calidad de la educación secundaria y las reformas de las…