Education and Health for Inclusiveness

48 Pages Posted: 26 May 2021

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Deon Filmer

World Bank; World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

Roberta Gatti

World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

F. Halsey Rogers

World Bank

Nicola Spatafora

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Drilona Emrullahu

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Date Written: March 1, 2021

Abstract

We discuss existing shortfalls and inequalities in the accumulation of human capital—knowledge, skills, and health. We analyze their immediate and systemic causes, and assess the scope for public intervention. The broad policy goals should be to improve: the quality, and not just the quantity, of education and health care; outcomes for disadvantaged groups; and lifelong outcomes. The means to achieve these goals, while maximizing value for money, include: focusing on results rather than just inputs; moving from piecemeal interventions to systemic reform; and adopting a “whole-of-society” approach. Reforms must be underpinned by a robust evidence base.

JEL Classification: I10, I18, I20, I28, J24, I11, J21

Suggested Citation

Filmer, Deon and Gatti, Roberta and Rogers, F. Halsey and Spatafora, Nikola and Emrullahu, Drilona, Education and Health for Inclusiveness (March 1, 2021). IMF Working Paper No. 2021/060, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3852786

Deon Filmer (Contact Author)

World Bank ( email )

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World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

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Roberta Gatti

World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) ( email )

1818 H. Street, N.W.
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Washington, DC 20433
United States

F. Halsey Rogers

World Bank ( email )

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Washington, DC 20433
United States

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Nikola Spatafora

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

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Washington, DC 20431
United States

Drilona Emrullahu

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

700 19th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20431
United States

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