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Does SDR Recycling Impair Reserve Management?
November 14, 2023
Improving School Management of Violence in Peru
November 22, 2023
How Can Education Systems Structure Virtual Communities of Practice for Teachers Most Effectively?
March 22, 2023
Virtual communities of practice (VCoPs) can be a low-cost mode of delivering teacher continuous professional development, although there are currently no studies measuring their effectiveness in boosting student learning. Observational studies suggest that teachers report that VCoPs can be a useful ...
Empowerment, Aspirations, and Girls’ Education
March 16, 2023
As gender gaps in school enrollment and attainment continue to narrow around the world, global priorities have shifted toward focusing on the quality of education and the implications that a high-quality education has for broader societal outcomes including fostering gender equity. There is ample ev...
What We Know (and Don’t Know) about Violence against Girls and Boys in School
March 09, 2023
The education sector needs to know more and do more about violence in schools. In this note, we analyse the existing data, highlight some of the areas where we lack data, and suggest that more attention needs to be given to the different types of violence—including the different perpetrators—experie...
Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Measurement in Financial Inclusion
March 08, 2023
Evidence suggests that women who use financial services have increased opportunities to earn income and exercise agency by accessing jobs, starting businesses, and gaining intra-household bargaining power. While financial inclusion experts and agents have begun to apply women’s economic empowerment ...
Advancing the Agenda in Girls' Education Research
February 08, 2023
In this note, we highlight five areas that should be a focus for researchers to advance the field of girls’ education. A wealth of evidence finds girls’ education yields a wide range of benefits, for both girls and their families. Despite this, too many girls are still being left behind. We need bet...
Studying School Exams: A New Database
December 15, 2022
Exam data are closely guarded and there is very little research from lower-income countries on how exams influence educational or economic outcomes. Our new database on public examinations begins to fill this gap.
Measuring Women’s Economic Empowerment in Payment Projects: A Short Module to Complement Context-Specific Measures
September 29, 2022
This note provides actionable advice on measurement for project teams working on digital government-to-person projects, as well as practitioners and researchers working on cash transfer payments and financial inclusion more broadly. It provides short measures focused on key outcomes related to women...