Aug 2019
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Jackson, C. Kirabo; Navarro-Sola, Laia; Pardo, Francisco
Is a school's impact on high-stakes test scores a good measure of its overall impact on students? Do parents value school impacts on high-stakes tests, longer-run outcomes, or both? To answer…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Alfonso, Mariana; Busso, Matías; Ñopo, Hugo R.; Yentzen, Triana
Teachers are the most important within-school factor to improve student achievement and educational outcomes, and education systems interested in improving educational results need to attract,…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Duryea, Suzanne; Sampaio, Breno; Sampaio, Gustavo R.; Ribas, Rafael P.; Trevisan, Giuseppe
This paper examines the labor market returns to attending free elite higher education for different socioeconomic and demographic groups in Brazil. Using restricted-access data from a flagship public…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Santos, Humberto; Munevar, Isabela; Sanchez, Fabio
To contribute to the debate about decentralization of education management, in this paper, we take advantage of the arbitrary rule used in Colombia to define the municipalities that can autonomously…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Hincapie, Diana; Hincapié, Isabel; Montalva, Veronica
The wide socioeconomic achievement gaps in Latin America are partly due to the more effective teachers sorting into the most advantaged schools. Even though several countries in the region provide…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Hincapie, Diana; Martínez, Matias
This paper estimates the effects of school accountability on year-to-year teacher mobility in Chile. An accountability program was implemented between 2012 and 2015, which established sanctions for…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Gauto, Victor; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra
The March 2019 Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin focuses on a specific challenge for the Caribbean economies – insufficient financial inclusion, which can hold back growth, development, and efforts…
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,…
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…
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…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Guerriero, Leila; Robles, Juan Manuel; Lezcano, Arturo; Álvarez, Juan Miguel; Alemán, Gabriela; Lauría, Sol; Román Aponte, Luján; Zárate, Joseph; Prenz, Miguel; Bianchi, César; Sinay, Javier
Hay aquí diez historias relacionadas con, entre otras cosas, la innovación, la educación, la ciencia y la tecnología en América Latina, contadas por algunos de los mejores periodistas de la región…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Michelitsch, Roland; Soriano, Alejandro; Cuestas, Ernesto; Funes Aguilera, Rocio; Churanek, Danya; Sadeghi, Patricia; Glen, Jack
The Board of Executive Directors of the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) requested that the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) produce this technical study to inform IIC's…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Michelitsch, Roland; Soriano, Alejandro; Cuestas, Ernesto; Funes Aguilera, Rocio; Churanek, Danya; Sadeghi, Patricia; Glen, Jack
El Directorio Ejecutivo de la Corporación Interamericana de Inversiones (CII) pidió a la Oficina de Evaluación y Supervisión OVE que preparara este estudio técnico en apoyo del interés renovado de la…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Wagner, Wolfgang; Brazil David, Renata; García Zaballos, Antonio
Access to information communications technologies (ICTs), in particular broadband, is critical for sustainable development. Increased access to broadband isolated communities in developing countries…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Michelitsch, Roland; Soriano, Alejandro; Cuestas, Ernesto; Funes Aguilera, Rocio; Churanek, Danya
The Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) Board of Executive Directors mandated OVE to produce a technical study to inform IIC's future equity business. The core content of this study will…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Michelitsch, Roland; Soriano, Alejandro; Cuestas, Ernesto; Funes Aguilera, Rocio; Churanek, Danya
El Directorio Ejecutivo de la Corporación Interameriana de Inversiones (CII) pidió a la Oficina de Evaluación y Supervisión (OVE) llevar a cabo un estudio técnico que aportara información para las…