Public school teachers in Brazil, Indonesia or Peru have stable jobs, enjoy high level of legal protection, and are part of teacher unions that shield them politically. Public school teachers in…

Jaime Saavedra, Hanna Alasuutari, Marcela Gutierrez |

Photo by World/Bank The purpose of any education system is to equip learners with the ability to live a fulfilling and productive life. Currently, East Asia is home to seven of the top ten…

Raja Bentaouet Kattan, May Bend |

Gender parity in educational attainment may mask other important inequalities. (Photo: Vuong Hai Hoang / World Bank) In many ways, girls’ education is a success story in global development.…

Stephanie Psaki, Katharine McCarthy, Barbara Mensch |

The wide range of opportunities for early childhood education means children can often have very different education experiences on their way to primary school.  International evidence shows that…

Amer Hasan, Nozomi Nakajima |

A parenting education workshop is underway in Indonesia. Ed's note: This guest blog is by Heather Biggar Tomlinson (Executive Director, Roshan Learning Center) and Syifa Andina (Chairperson,…

Heather Biggar Tomlinson, Syifa Andina |

Children and teachers in an early childhood education center in rural Indonesia Photo credit: Amer Hasan Recent studies in neuroscience and economics show that early childhood experiences have a…

Amer Hasan, Nozomi Nakajima |

Available in Bahasa Since the UN’s High Level Panel announced  its vision for the post-2015 development agenda in May, much debate has centered on the absence of a goal for inequality among the…

Samer Al-Samarrai |

Tersedia dalam Bahasa Indonesia Recently, the Indonesian Minister of Education and Culture announced the start of a program to extend the length of compulsory education from 9 to 12 years. Behind…

Samer Al-Samarrai, Pedro Cerdan-Infantes |

Bali was the scene for an exciting international event this week, as the World Bank launched the first phase of its flagship Systems Assessment and Benchmarking for Education Results (SABER)…

Harry A. Patrinos |