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George Psacharopoulos

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Assessment Paper

A Scorecard for Humanity: Education, Patrinos Psacharopoulos

By Harry Anthony Patrinos and George Psacharopoulos. Illiteracy today afflicts 23.6% of the world's population. Yet, in 1900 perhaps 70% were illiterate. By 2050, it is estimated illiteracy will reach about 12%.

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Perspective Paper

Third Copenhagen Consensus: Education Perspective, Psacharopoulos

George Psacharopoulos prepared one of the two Perspective Papers for Copenhagen Consensus 2012 on the topic of Education. His work responds to Peter Orazem's Assessment paper.

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Policy Advice

Preliminary Benefit-Cost Assessment for 11th Session OWG Goals

Some of the world’s top economists have assessed the targets from the 11th session Open Working Group document into one of five categories, based on economic evidence: Phenomenal, Good, Fair, Poor and Uncertain.

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Policy Advice

Preliminary Benefit-Cost Assessment for 12th Session OWG Goals

The Copenhagen Consensus has updated our benefit-cost assessment of UN Post-2015 Millennium Development Goals for the 12th session of the Open Working Group. The Copenhagen Consensus will present...

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Assessment Paper

Post-2015 Consensus: Education Assessment, Psacharopoulos

Unsurprisingly, the MDG targets that are not likely to be achieved by 2015 are repeated with 2030 as a new target date. Today, there are currently 60 million children out of school, most of them in...

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Policy Advice

Preliminary Benefit-Cost Assessment of Final OWG Targets

This report assesses the targets in the OWG’s Final Outcome Document from 19 July 2014. This builds upon the information presented in similar documents which the Copenhagen Consensus Center released...

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