This week the IFC – the World Bank Group’s private sector arm – holds its 6th International Private Education Conference. The occasion prompted us to think about what it would take for the private sector to scale up and really make a difference to children’s lives across the globe.
What are the jobs of the future? How can I steer my daughter to a career which offers the best potential for secure employment? If I am honest with her, no one really knows. A decade ago, who had heard of an App Developer or a Chief Listening Officer? These jobs, like so many others, simply didn’t exist.
Are we effective in presenting education data to help tackle the real issues that developing countries are facing? The education community continues to be puzzled by two realities: (1) crucial data is often not available and (2) available data is often hard to digest.