Aug 2018
Author(s): Novella, Rafael; Repetto, Andrea
La adolescencia es una etapa crítica en la vida en la que se toman decisiones clave para el futuro, incluidas las educativas y laborales. El objetivo central de este documento es revisar cuáles…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Bornacelly, Iván; Biehl, María Loreto
La educación básica en Costa Rica es hoy más equitativa que hace 10 años. Las mejoras en los aprendizajes han sido impulsadas por la población más vulnerable. Sin embargo, mientras que las…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena; Bornacelly, Iván
Girls attend and finish school at the same rate or higher than boys. Nevertheless, boys continue to outperform girls on standardized learning assessments and continue to benefit most from labor…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena; Bornacelly, Iván
Las mujeres asisten y finalizan la escuela tanto o más que los hombres. Sin embargo, siguen siendo los hombres quienes se desempeñan major que las mujeres en pruebas estandarizadas y se benefician…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Busso, Matías; Cristia, Julian P.; Hincapie, Diana; Messina, Julián; Ripani, Laura
Despite governments' best efforts, many people in Latin America and the Caribbean don't have the skills they need to thrive. This book looks at what policies work, and don't work, so…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Busso, Matías; Cristia, Julian P.; Hincapie, Diana; Messina, Julián; Ripani, Laura
A pesar del gran esfuerzo de los gobiernos, muchas personas en América Latina y el Caribe no tienen las habilidades que necesitan para prosperar. Este libro analiza qué polí­ticas funcionan, y no…
Jun 2017
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Arias Ortiz, Elena; González-Velosa, Carolina
This technical note contains figures and tables cited in "Adulthood: Formal Post- Secondary Education," Chapter 9 of the Inter-American Development Bank's 2017 Development in the…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Székely, Miguel; Mendoza, Pamela
This paper explores families' investment in skills development through education in a high-inequality, low-education quality country such as Mexico, comparing it to a lower-inequality, higher-…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Bobba, Matteo; Frisancho, Verónica
This paper designs and implements a field experiment that provides students from less advantaged backgrounds with individualized feedback on academicperformance during the transition from middle to…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Busso, Matías; Dinkelman, Taryn; Martínez, Claudia; Romero, Dario
Schools that provide higher education often belong to either a merit-based selective system or an open-access less selective system. This paper presents the results of a field experiment that…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Fundación Ecología y Desarrollo; Multilateral Investment Fund
This report sets out to present some of the highlights from a more in depth study carried out on social entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems in Colombia, presenting the case study of Lumni.…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Camacho, Adriana; Messina, Julián; Uribe, Juan Pablo
Rapid expansion in the demand for post-secondary education triggered an unprecedented boom of higher education programs in Colombia, possibly deteriorating quality. This paper uses rich…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Bando, Rosangela; Uribe, Claudia
Credit constraints are central to development economics theory. However, there is scant direct evidence that supports the existence of such constraints. Traditional tests observe how consumption…
Aug 2015
Author(s): Park, Heejin; Choi, Jeung Yun; Yun, Jong Hyeok; Chae, Jae-Eun
Korea has invested heavily in education and the development of an education system aligned with its national development plans by adopting a sequential approach, both in terms of school levels and…
Jun 2015
Author(s): Ryu, Kirak; Moon, Hanna
This study investigates Korea's success in the area of skills development and what role the Korean government played during the stages of Korean economic development since the 1960s. Major…
Mar 2015
Author(s): González-Velosa, Carolina; Rucci, Graciana; Sarzosa, Miguel; Urzúa, Sergio
In the last decades, countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have experienced a dramatic increase in the levels of higher education enrollment. Using administrative data from Chile and Colombia…
Dec 2014
Author(s): Boueri, Rogério; Mac Dowell, Maria Cristina; Pineda, Emilio; Bastos, Fabiano
This study uses Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to evaluate the efficiency of state public education systems in Brazil. State government spending on education and state gross domestic product are…
Dec 2014
Author(s): Boueri, Rogério; Mac Dowell, Maria Cristina; Pineda, Emilio; Bastos, Fabiano
Este estudio utiliza la metodología DEA (Data Envelopment Analysis o Análisis Envolvente de Datos) para evaluar la eficiencia de los sistemas de educación pública estaduales de Brasil. Se utilizaron…
Dec 2014
Author(s): Boueri, Rogério; Mac Dowell, Maria Cristina; Pineda, Emilio; Bastos, Fabiano
Este estudo utiliza a metodologia DEA (Data Envelopment Analysis) para avaliar a eficiência dos sistemas de educação públicos estaduais no Brasil. O gasto público estadual com educação e o produto…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica; Krishna, Kala; Lychagin, Sergey; Yavas, Cemile
This paper provides some evidence that repeat taking of competitive exams may reduce the impact of background disadvantages on educational outcomes. Using administrative data on the university…