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In an expanding and diversifying sector, developing member countries (DMCs) need to implement reforms to strengthen governance. In particular, reforms should focus on education planning, management, and system efficiency. Read More
DMCs will need to pay more attention to improving synergies between education subsectors, such as:
- instituting sector-wide policies
- harmonizing curricula
- ensuring equal access to training programs
- providing flexible pathways for graduates of lower levels to continue their studies at higher levels
In many countries, subnational levels of government play an important role in education. DMCs should increasingly pursue decentralized approaches to education management, resource allocation, and service delivery. Decentralized approaches are more likely than centralized approaches to yield greater inclusiveness and improved education outcomes. Read Less
The needs of a growing population of young people are shaping education policies in Asian countries, explains ADB education expert Jouko Sarvi.
Sungsup Ra, Director in ADB’s South Asia Department, explains the importance of giving all children and youth a good education to help them get better jobs and ensure South Asia’s economies grow and develop. View more education videos in So...
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Scholarships and better facilities are helping ensure that all boys and girls across Nepal have the chance to go to school and get the foundation for better jobs after graduation. View also: Better Education and Skills Training in South Asia Key to B...
Teacher training, standardized teaching qualifications, and better training institutes mean students in Bangladesh are getting a better quality, more up-to-date education. View also: Better Education and Skills Training in South Asia Key to Better Jobs, S...
Partnerships with private institutions to provide hands-on, technical training are helping prepare young people in India for decent jobs in a changing economy. View also: Better Education and Skills Training in South Asia Key to Better Jobs, Stron...
South Asia needs to invest more in education and skills training to improve economic opportunities for its growing youth population.
ADB supports vocational education in Timor-Leste, creating jobs and opportunities for the country's next generation of citizens. This is the second installment of a video series called "Great Expectations," which explores development...
Over 1950–1990, workers in the US with more schooling were absorbed through within-industry increases in the schooling intensity of production, rather than a shift in the industry composition toward more schooling-intensive industries. The authors' findings could point to the possible impacts that additional schooling may have on industrial composition and schooling intensity of production among developing countries.
News from Country Offices
ADB's Sri Lanka Country Director, Rita O'Sullivan, and Secretary to the Treasury and Alternate Governor for Sri Lanka in ADB, P. B. Jayasundera, have signed an agreement for a $200 million loan to help the Government of Sri Lanka revamp its secondary school system to cut youth unemployment and meet the country's urgent need for a skilled workforce.
This paper reviews the development of regulatory status of services trade in tertiary education services, especially education through overseas campuses, and considers the policy implications critical issues regarding its regulation.