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April 2018

Takeaways from the Global Education & Skills Forum in Dubai

Safaa El-Kogali's picture

Amid the glitz of the Global Education and Skills Forum 2018 in Dubai last month, Harry Patrinos and I joined a list of high-caliber speakers who talked about everything from education technology and teacher recruitment to special education and classrooms in conflict zones.  We can prove we were there, because one of the featured organizations, Blockcerts, provided participants a certificate of attendance – using Blockchain – which we will be able to share and verify for our lifetime.

Tackling the Learning Crisis: What if Everyone Would Simply Do Their Job?

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Investing more in human capital, that is, investing more in people, is critical for development. This sounds almost cliché by now, which to a certain extent is a tragedy. And it is a tragedy because while it is true, many governments and societies are not acting upon it.

If you are ill and you don’t know about it, it is a bad thing. If you know about it and you don’t do anything about it, it is a tragedy. When it comes to education in developing countries, we know we are ill and yet we are doing little about it.

Education: 5 Events to Follow During Spring Meetings 2018

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Each year the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings provide an opportunity for country delegates, global thought leaders and development experts to engage in discussions on key development issues, including education. As in previous years, we invite you to connect, engage and watch education-related events, to gain first-hand knowledge of the latest thinking and developments in the field. By following our online channels, you will be able to directly participate in the various conversations, and virtually interact with our speakers and experts who will answer your questions.

From April 16th through April 22nd, the World Bank Education Team will be live tweeting from the Spring Meetings via our Twitter channel WBG_Education. Please follow us, like and interact with our content, and encourage others to follow our social media coverage by retweeting us!