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These publications are a series of six country reports on technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and higher education in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. Each report presents current arrangements and initiatives in the respective country’s skills development strategies. These are complemented by critical analyses to determine key issues, challenges, and opportunities for innovative strategies toward global competitiveness, increased productivity, and inclusive growth.
This report reviews the assessment of student learning outcomes in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka focusing on public examinations, national assessment, school-based assessment, and classroom assessment.
This publication looks how private sector investments in education and training can help improve standards, with a special focus on Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
This paper examines the existing state and gaps of ICT in education in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka and suggests strategies to address these gaps.
This report analyzes existing policy environment, current practices, and present reform initiatives in teacher professional development in Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and, to a limited extent, Bhutan and Maldives.
Sri Lanka is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. The efficiency of the higher education system is vital for maintaining the country’s momentum and for the country’s move to the next stage of development.
The report herein provides in-depth analysis of the state of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and higher education in Nepal.
This report on higher education in Bangladesh presents current arrangements and initiatives in the country’s skills development strategies.
This report draws lessons from how Asian economic giants India and the People’s Republic of China leveraged education and skills development to advance economic growth.
Despite Sri Lanka's well-established technical and vocational education and training system and a greater proportion of workers with secondary or tertiary education, the rate of increase in workers average productivity is only moderate.
Preparing Nepal's youth with appropriate education and skills to meet emerging demands through partnership approaches will be crucial. Education and training will play a major role in promoting inclusive and sustainable growth.