Education

In the Spotlight

Most developing countries in Asia and the Pacific have earned high marks for a dramatic rise in primary education enrollment rates in the last three decades, but daunting challenges remain, threatening economic and social growth.

With over $8.2 billion in loans and grants to the education sector over the past forty years ADB has a long track record in assisting its developing member countries (DMCs) achieve the goal of quality education for all.

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  • Publication 19 Apr 2017

    Are Chinese Paying Too Much or Too Little for School Quality? The Rent Yield Gap Approach for Estimating the Capitalization of School Quality in Shanghai Are Chinese Paying Too Much or Too Little for School Quality? The Rent Yield Gap Approach for Estimating the Capitalization of School Quality in Shanghai

    Tenant discrimination and tight credit create high entry costs that can prevent middle-class children from attending high-quality schools.
  • Publication 11 Apr 2017

    No Longer Left Behind: The Impact of Return Migrant Parents on Children’s Performance No Longer Left Behind: The Impact of Return Migrant Parents on Children’s Performance

    Children left behind in rural areas in the People’s Republic of China perform better at school when their migrant parents return from the cities.
  • Built to Last: Ngee Ann Technological College, Singapore

    Approved in December 1970, the project helped improve vocational education at the Ngee Ann Technological College (NATC) as Singapore rapidly industrialized. Established in 1963, the school, now known as the Ngee Ann Polytechnic, is one of Singapore’s...