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    Beyond Basic Education: Secondary Education in the Developing World
    -Benjamin Alvarez, John Gillies, and Monica Bradsher
    This collection of essays, prepared by the Academy for Educational Development and the World Bank, are intended to contribute to the development of practical knowledge on the education of youth and the issues and challenges facing developing countries as they strive to expand access to secondary education. In this context, secondary education no longer serves only to prepare students for higher education, but also increasingly serves to prepare youth to become productive citizens upon completing school—whether at the conclusion of lower or upper secondary school.
    2003. 112 pages. Stock No. 37229. Full text PDF 1369 Kb

    Building Human Capital in East Asia: What Others Can Learn
    -Jandhyala B.G. Tilak
    The East Asian region is extremely dynamic in terms of both economic and sociopolitical changes. Starting from very low levels of development in the 1950s and early 1960s, several economies in the region such as the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan (China), and Hong Kong (China), have been able to achieve and maintain significantly higher levels of economic growth compared to many other developing countries. A number of factors, including education, have helped fuel these high rates of growth. This paper presents a detailed analysis of investments in human capital - and specifically education-in East Asia. It reviews the region's past trends in education, changes in education policies, and emerging issues. It focuses on three important dimensions of the patterns of expenditure on education: allocation of resources to education sector as a whole; allocation of budgetary resources among primary, secondary and tertiary education; and cost recovery measures and the role of the private sector in education.
    2001. 67 pages. Stock No. 37166. Full textPDF 957Kb

    Building Knowledge Economies: Advanced Strategies for Development 
    -The World Bank 
    2007. 180 pages. ISBN: 0-8213-6957-1   $25.00
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    By Decree or By Choice? A Case Study
    -Elias G. Carayannis and Bruno Laporte
    This case study identifies the elements of organizational change that were enacted within the World Bank to facilitate knowledge management and sharing, and in particular it focuses on the Education Sector Thematic Network knowledge management initiatives and outcomes. It also addresses the value added to the front line organizations responsible for the implementation of knowledge sharing.
    2002. 33 pages. Stock No. 37206. Full textPDF 672Kb

    China and the Knowledge Economy: Seizing the 21st Century
    -Carl Dahlman and Jean-Eric Aubert
    This book was prepared by World Bank in collaboration with the Chinese government and leading academics. It argues that, in order to address the growing economic, social, and political pressures of the 21st Century, China will have to build solid foundations for a knowledge-based economy by updating the economic and institutional regime, upgrading education and learning, and building information infrastructure. China must also raise the technological level of the economy by diffusing new technologies actively throughout the economy, improving the research and development system, and exploiting global knowledge.
    2001. 200 pages. ISBN 0-8213-5005-6. SKU 15005. $25.00
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    Decentralizing Education in Transition Societies: Case Studies from Central and Eastern Europe
    This book focuses on the reform of education systems in Central and Eastern Europe with emphasis on decentralization and management. It highlights six countries of the region: three new members of the OECD—Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland; and three other countries—Albania, Bulgaria, and Romania. The book presents cases from these six countries examining their different national experiences, stages of development, models, and national attitudes.
    2001. 120 pages. ISBN 0-8213-4876-0. SKU 14876. $25.00
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    The Dynamics of Education Policymaking: Case Studies of Burkina Faso, Jordan, Peru, and Thailand
    -Wadi D. Haddad with Terry Demsky
    This book analyzes actions and decisions of policymakers effecting educational change. It introduces an analytical framework that unravels the decisionmaking process from predecision to postdecision activities. It then applies the framework to case studies on policymaking in four countries. This study is a valuable reference for both the student of policy analysis and the development practitioner.
    1994. 280 pages. ISBN 0-8213-2660-0. SKU 12660. $22.00
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    Early Childhood Counts: A Programming Guide on Early Childhood Care for Development
    -Judith L. Evans with Robert G. Myers and Ellen M. Ilfeld
    This book is a complete manual concentrating on early childhood development (ECCD). It can be used separately or in conjunction with the CD-ROM (See CD-ROMs). The guide is extensive and easy to use. It details the preparation, planning, implementation, financing, monitoring and evaluation of diverse ECCD programming strategies. The Programming Guide is an invaluable resource for trainers, who can use it to develop training workshops and create customized training materials. The Programming Guide can also serve as a self-guided course on ECCD.
    2000. 420 pages. ISBN 0-8213-4567-2. SKU 14567. $35.00 for guide. $50.00 for guide and CD-ROM
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    Education Policy in the Republic of Korea: Building Block or Stumbling Block?
    -Jisoon Lee
    While noting the benefits of strong public-sector involvement in Korea's educational system (e.g. equal access, common standards), this paper draws attention to one major drawback: the poor quality of secondary and tertiary education. As a result of this problem, Korean households spend a significant proportion of their income on private tuition, supplementary educational materials, and overseas education. The paper argues that it may be time for Korea to shift to a more flexible educational system allowing greater scope for students and teachers to select each other, more incentives for improving teacher quality, and a simplified and decentralized educational administration set-up.
    2001. 31 pages. Stock No. 37164. Full text. PDF 472 Kb

    Empowering Civil Society to Monitor the Environment: Education for Students, Awareness for the Public, and Functional Literacy for Targeted Groups
    -David Lakshmanan Ariasingam
    This paper, along with case studies, provides evidence that empowering civil society can improve the effectiveness and sustainability of environment projects. Empowerment includes encouraging people to monitor the environment through environmental education for primary and secondary students, environmental awareness programs for the public, and efforts to improve the functional literacy of targeted groups.
    1999. 40 pages. Stock No. 37141. Full text. PDF 186 KB

    Enhancing China's Competitiveness through Lifelong Learning
    -Edited by Carl J Dahlman , Douglas Zhihua Zeng , Shuilin Wang 
    2007. 175 pages. ISBN: 0-8213-6943-1   $15.00
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    Evaluating the Impact of Training and Institutional Development Programs: A Collaborative Approach
    -Suzanne Taschereau
    This manual focuses on measuring the effects of training and institutional development programs on individuals, the organizations or economic sectors in which they work, and the welfare of the larger community. It presents a conceptual framework as well as real-life examples drawn from evaluations of the Economic Development Institute's learning and capacity-building programs in the developing world.
    1998. 96 pages. ISBN 0-8213-3700-9. SKU 13700. $22.00
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    Impact of Agency Delegated Functions : A Japanese Case Study
    -Ikuo Kume
    The Japanese national government has made extensive use of local governments for certain development projects through an arrangement known as the agency-delegated function. This paper describes the legal and institutional framework for this arrangement and discusses its advantages and disadvantages for local governments. It analyses the effectiveness of agency-delegated functions in achieving their objectives by comparing the delivery of kindergarten and nursery-school services over time. It shows that nursery services for preschoolers, mandated to local governments through the agency-delegated function, expanded faster than kindergarten services, which were left to the discretion of local governments. It also reports a negative correlation between per capita prefectural income and the availability of nursery schools. These two findings suggest that agency-delegated functions can help meet both quantity and redistribution objectives of the national government.
    2001. 22 pages. Stock No. 37176. Full textPDF 64 Kb

    India and the Knowledge Economy: Leveraging Strengths and Opportunities   
    -Carl Dahlman and Anuja Utz
    This book assesses India's progress in becoming a knowledge economy and suggests actions to strengthen the economic and institutional regime, develop educated and skilled workers, create an efficient innovation system, and build a dynamic information infrastructure. It highlights that to get the greatest benefits from the knowledge revolution, India will need to press on with the economic reform agenda that it put into motion a decade ago and continue to implement the various policy and institutional changes needed to accelerate growth. In so doing, it will be able to improve its international competitiveness and join the ranks of countries that are making a successful transition to the knowledge economy.
    2005. 212 pages. ISBN:  0-8213-6207-0 SKU 16207   $25.00
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    Ingredients of Capacity Enhancement: Three Case Studies in Telecommunications
    -Vera Wilhelm and Susanne Mueller
    This paper looks at capacity enhancemenent (CE) at the institutional (or policy) level. It uses an analytical framework to investigate three main elements (or ingredients) of capacity enhancement—a country's resources and capabilities, its institutional environment, and the existing incentive structures and pressures. The framework is applied to three country cases in the telecommunication sector trying to isolate factors for success and failure.
    2003. 53 pages. Stock No. 37226. Full text PDF 740 Kb

    Investing in All the People: Educating Women in Developing Countries
    -Lawrence H. Summers
    This seminar paper, originally delivered as a presentation in a development economics seminar at the 1992 Annual Meetings of the World Bank, examines the positive effects on the economy brought about by additional education of the labor force, and particularly of women.
    1994. 34 pages. ISBN 0-8213-2323-7. SKU 12323. $22.00
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    Knowledge Economies in the Middle East and North Africa
    Edited by Jean Eric Aubert and Jean-Louis Reiffers
    This book, developed from papers prepared for a World Bank sponsored conference, assesses the challenges confronting the region’s countries and analyzes their readiness for the knowledge economy based on a set of indicators. It provides quantitative analysis to help benchmark the countries against worldwide knowledge economy trends, identifies key implementation issues, and presents relevant policy experiences.
    2003. 92 pages. ISBN 0-8213-5701-8. SKU 15701. $20.00
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    Knowledge, Technology, and Cluster-Based Growth in Africa 
    -Edited by Douglas Zhihua Zeng  
    2008. 144 pages. ISBN: 0-8213-7306-4   $20.00
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    Korea and the Knowledge-based Economy: Making the Transition
    -Carl Dahlman and Thomas Anderson
    This book defines a knowledge-based economy as one where knowledge is created, acquired, transmitted, and used effectively by enterprises, organizations, individuals and communities. The book, based on a joint study by the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, breaks new ground in its attempt to develop a comprehensive set of national policy responses to the knowledge revolution. The study focuses on Korea, a country with limited natural resources that has developed mainly through an outward-oriented, industry-led strategy based on large firms and economies of scale. Today, however, this industrial paradigm is being challenged by the rapid rise of knowledge as the principal driver of competitiveness.
    2000. 155 pages. ISBN: 0-8213-4881-7. SKU 14881. $30.00
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    Learning Together with Clients: Private Sector Development Training and Consulting in Economies in Transition
    -Djordjija Petkoski
    This volume addresses the main issues of training and technical support for private sector development, particularly privatization, post-privatization restructuring, development and implementation of business plans, attracting strategic investors, and developing a country's vision of its economic future.
    1998. 67 pages. Stock No. 37112. Full text392 KB

    Leveling the Playing Field: Giving Girls an Equal Chance for Basic Education
    -World Bank
    This booklet presents a profile of three countries that are taking innovative and courageous steps to level the playing field in education for the benefit of girls. In describing the activities of the three governments and their partnerships with bilateral and multilateral organizations and with NGOs, the booklet draws lessons that will be of value to policymakers in other countries.
    1996. 44 pages. ISBN 0-8213-3601-0. SKU 13601. $22.00.
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    Managing the Implementation of Development Projects: A Resource Kit on CD-ROM for Instructors and Practicioners 
    - World Bank 
    2006. ISBN: 0-8213-6643-2     $50.00
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    Mexico's Transition to a Knowledge-Based Economy: Challenges and Opportunities
    -Edited by Carl J. Dahlman , Yevgeny Kuznetsov
    2008. 184 pages.ISBN: 0-8213-6921-0    $20.00
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    Seeing for Yourself: Research Handbook for Girls' Education in Africa
    -Eileen Kane
    This handbook is designed for people with little or no training in social research and who are concerned about important issues related to girls' education in Africa. The reader will learn how to gather data for identifying problems and possible interventions, assess resources for action, plan projects, and understand and evaluate the work of other researchers.
    1996. 344 pages. ISBN 0-8213-3453-0. SKU 13453. $22.00
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