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Review of High Stakes Examination Instruments in Primary and Secondary School in Developing Countries
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The purpose of this investigation is to gain greater understanding of high-stakes examination instruments (i.e., tests used for progression or certification…

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Given its modest position as a lower-middle-income country, Vietnam stands out from the rest of the world with its remarkable performance on standardized…

The Misallocation of Pay and Productivity in the Public Sector: Evidence from the Labor Market for Teachers
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This paper uses a unique dataset of both public and private sector primary school teachers and their students to present among the first estimates in a low…

Measuring Rents from Public Employment: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Kenya
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Public employees in many developing economies earn much higher wages than similar private-sector workers. These wage premia may reflect an efficient return…

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Nicholas Barton
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Malawi
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Brokers are crucial linchpins in development aid: they are tasked with connecting the deep-pocket institutional donors with those in poor countries whose…

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Can the quality of school management explain differences in student test scores? In this paper, I present the first internationally benchmarked estimates of…

More Schooling or More Learning? Evidence from Learning Profiles from the Financial Inclusion Insights Data
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We use a unique set of nationally representative data of adults from ten developing countries and a unique measure of literacy - a direct assessment of…

Girls in a classroom
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Using the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data on the ability of women at various levels of schooling attainment to read a simple sentence, we show that…

test paper
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To improve the quality of education systems, we need good information about learning outcomes to guide and inform policy decisions. Without good, accurate…

RISE Working Paper 16/009 - Measures of effective teaching in developing countries
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There is growing interest in observing teacher's classroom practice, for formative feedback to teachers, teacher performance evaluation and incentives,…

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Soledad De Gregorio
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Sandy Taut
RISE Working Paper 16/008 - Escaping a low-­level equilibrium of educational quality
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This paper is intended to inform the work of the Intellectual Leadership Team of the Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) programme. It draws…

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This RISE Working Paper, authored by Renata Lemos and Daniela Scur (RISE Research Communications Officer), describes the development of an expanded survey…

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Renata Lemos
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Daniela Scur
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This RISE Working Paper, authored by Susan Watkins (University of California at Los Angeles, and RISE ILT member) with Amy Kaler (University of Alberta),…

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Amy Kaler
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