A Smarter Future—Skills, Education, and Growth in Asia

Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2015 Special Chapter

The chapter provides suggestive evidence that three features of education systems that deliver better cognitive skills are those that have (i) information systems that collect timely, relevant, and credible data on schooling inputs and skill outcomes; (ii) curriculum content that are well-matched to student capabilities and emphasizes development of critical skills; and (iii) broad support for early childhood education