At the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund in Bali, Indonesia, the World Bank highlighted the importance of human capital for economic development.   Central to…

Julia Liberman, Rachel Cooper, Victoria Levin |

  A new World Bank study finds that some Chilean technicians with a two-year degree have education returns that are only slightly lower than those of professionals. (Photo: Dominic Chavez/World…

Diego Angel-Urdinola |

Laboratoria, a nonprofit organization that runs six-month courses, targets girls from low-income families who face major barriers to accessing higher education. (Photo: Laboratoria) Intensive “…

Juliana Guaqueta Ospina |

This page in: Espanol Students at secondary school. Photo: © Charlotte Kesl / World Bank When I joined the Mexican ministry of education in 2008, one of the first challenges I had was to identify…

Rafael de Hoyos |

Rafael and his classmates when they were in high school in Mexico. Photo Credit: Rafael de Hoyos / World Bank With Ciro Avitabile If I could plot the number of bad decisions I’ve made throughout…

Rafael de Hoyos |

​Photo Credit: Rafael de Hoyos / World Bank Con la colaboración de Ciro Avitabile Si pudiera graficar la cantidad de decisiones desacertadas que he tomado durante mi vida en función de la edad que…

Rafael de Hoyos |

University students at a laboratory. Photo: Nafise Motlaq / World Bank This week I was invited to speak at The Economist’s Higher Education Forum in New York to share my thoughts on how higher…

Harry A. Patrinos |

In the award-winning documentary, Waiting for Superman, alternatives to the traditional public school system are explored and debated. Following this tradition, the civil society group Mexicanos…

Harry A. Patrinos |

In a bid to provide quality education for all, several programs to increase accountability in schools have been piloted. So far the evidence is sparse. Recent evaluations suggest that even in…

Harry A. Patrinos |