Series - Staff and consultant reports and documents

African Regional Seminar on Education Evaluation (IIEP/IBRD) Schooling for Development? Students and Workers in Tunisia by J. Simmons and S. Erkut - 1v Educational Policies in Kenya - An Historical Account and Critical Appraisal - George Eshiwani

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Staff and consultant reports and documents


  • 1967, 1974 - 1990 (Creation)

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22.68 linear feet of textual records

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Records were transferred to the Archives by the responsible units in the Education Sector in 1992 and 1994 in accordance with approved records retention schedules.

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The series consists mainly of reports authored by staff and consultants of the Education Research Division (EDTRS) and Education Policy Division (EDTPT). Reports were prepared for internal dissemination, presentation at conferences or seminars, or issued as publications. The records were primarily accumulated between 1974 and 1990, apart from a single 1967 Economics Department report. The series also contains a small number of reports by Bank staff outside of the sector or by external authors.

Record formats include, but are not limited to, internal working papers, discussion papers, research papers and research project outputs (RPO), sector review papers, background papers for Bank seminars, manuals, and copies of articles authored by sector staff and collaborators for external economics or education-related journals. Some papers are Bank-numbered series such as the Education and Training Series discussion papers (1985 - 1987). However, many reports are not numbered. Other document formats include lectures and case studies.

Most of the series consists of files with a single or bound report. The reports are mainly final drafts or published versions; very few rough drafts with annotations are found in the records.

A smaller amount of staff and consultant reports contain one or more different papers and typically consist of internal memoranda and letters regarding the revision of the reports or publication arrangements. Correspondence is between EDTRS Division Chief George Pscharopoulous and other EDTRS staff, consultants contracted to author reports, or from EDT director to the Bank's Publication unit. The files containing reports and related correspondence range from 1981 to 1987.

Reports and documents focus on regions, countries, or specific sector topics. Topics include, but are not limited to: procurement in Bank education projects; effective schools; higher education; informal education; teachers issues and salary; educational planning and change; development of school media services; users charges and expenditures for public education; income benefits of schooling; manpower planning; and review of educational research capabilities in less-developed countries.

Authors that are most prominently represented in the series include George Psacharopoulous, Stephen P. Heyneman, Manuel Zymelman, Dean T. Jamison, Peter R. Moock, Marlaine Lockheed, Jee-Peng Tan, Alain Mingat, and John Simmons (Policy Planning Division).

Many reports in the series are co-authored, such as the "Education and development: Viewsfrom the World Bank" 1983 report by EDT Director Aklilu Habte, Psacharopoulous, and Heyneman. Also included is a first version of a "Handbook for implementation of education projects" (1975) prepared by Education Department, Central Projects Staff.

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No further accruals are expected.

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Records are arranged by report title and author.

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Records are subject to the World Bank Access to Information Policy.

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Records are subject to the Copyright Policy of the World Bank Group.

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  • English
  • French

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  • See Records of the Education Sector - Director and Front Office records (WB IBRD/IDA WB_IBRD/IDA 88-01) for research papers and other records related to direction and oversight of the sector's research program and activities.

  • See Records of the Education Sector - Operations research (WB IBRD/IDA WB_IBRD/IDA_88-10) for records regarding the preparation and dissemination of research and collaboration between the department's Research and Education Policy Divisions.

  • See Records of the Education Sector - Policy and best practice development (WB IBRD/IDA WB_IBRD/IDA_88-07) for records related to the development of sector policy and strategy papers.

  • See Central Files - Operational sector files (WB IBRD/IDA ADMCF-07) for records related to sector lending policy and sector papers that were maintained in the centralized filing system from the time of the establishment of the Education Division, Projects Department (PRJED) in 1965 until recordkeeping was decentralized in 1987.

  • See the World Bank Group's Documents and Reports repository for digitized research reports and papers produced by Education Sector units and staff.

  • See Records of the Office of the Chief Economist - Records of the Office of the Vice President, Development Economics and Chief Economist and later Senior Vice President, Development Economics and Chief Economist (WB IBRD/IDA DEC) for records of the hub unit for Bank research. See specifically- Research Project Files Maintained in the Office of the Vice President, Development Policy (VPD) and the Office of the Vice President, Economics and Research (VPERS) (WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-75).

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11 June 2021




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