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…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Feng, Kuishuang; Hubacek, Klaus; Liu, Yu; Marchán, Estefanía; Vogt-Schilb, Adrien
Energy subsidies have been criticized due to their economic inefficiency and promotion of wasteful usage of energy and associated carbon emissions. Conversely, environmental taxes are advocated as…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Feng, Kuishuang; Hubacek, Klaus; Liu, Yu; Marchán, Estefanía; Vogt-Schilb, Adrien
Los subsidios a la energía son criticados debido a su ineficiencia económica, por promover un uso derrochador de la energía, y como consecuencia incrementar las emisiones de carbono. Por otro lado,…
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…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Banerjee, Onil; Boyle, Kevin; Rogers, Cassandra; Cumberbatch, Janice; Kanninen, Barbara; Lemay, Michele H.; Schling, Maja
Ex-post economic impact evaluations are standard requirements for loans and grants from multilateral international development institutions. In many cases, however, lack of sufficient baseline or…
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…
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…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Taylor, Michael; Douglas, Christina; Campbell, Jayaka D.; Jones, Jhordanne; Brown, Alrick; Stephenson, Tannecia S.
In this document we present historical and future climate profiles for Haiti both from available literature and from available station, gridded and modelled data. The document is sequenced according…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Taylor, Michael; Douglas, Christina; Campbell, Jayaka D.; Jones, Jhordanne; Brown, Alrick; Stephenson, Tannecia S.
Dans ce document, nous présentons des profils climatiques historiques et futurs pour Haïti à la fois sur la base de la littérature et des données des stations, des grilles et des modèles disponibles…
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…
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…
Aug 2013
Author(s): Vegas, Emiliana; Ganimian, Alejandro
The past decade has seen the emergence of numerous rigorous impact evaluations of teacher policies. This paper reviews the economic theory and empirical evidence on eight teacher policy goals: (1)…