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Submitted by Tanya on

There is a growing consensus that the term ICT should really vanish from the development dictionary. What developing countries urgently need to improve the quality and coverage of education systems is: (i) substantially increase the level of investment in the sector (as percentage of the GDP, ideally twice or more of what is invested in defense), (ii) recruit teachers that have both passion for teaching and solid pedagogical foundations, pay them well and keep them updated and engaged on a regular basis, and (iii) embrace, nurture and reward innovative transformation at all levels, especially by renewing sector leadership and decision making layers, revamping the curricula, establishing evidence-based quality and performance assessment methodologies, adopting attractive career development incentives for teachers, and substantially improve infrastructure and related ecosystems. Once you have that in place, innovation and transformation - including new technology adoption (not just ICTs) - will take place across the board on a regular basis.