“African participants visit modern container port in Ningbo, China. Photo credit World Bank” This September I traveled to Beijing and Ningbo, China, to participate in the second Africa China World…

Girma Woldetsadik |

Principals have to deal with hundreds of students and their personal and academic challenges. (Photo: Sarah Farhat​ / World Bank) All schools are different. I’m not referring to the building, the…

Jaime Saavedra |

A new study finds that child marriage could cost developing countries trillions of dollars by 2030, with the largest economic cost coming from its impact on fertility and population growth.…

Quentin Wodon, Suzanne Petroni |

Technology rapidly changes the workplace and the skills demanded, making current workers less employable. One approach is to think about the kind of work that technology cannot replace. (Photo:…

Harry A. Patrinos |

  Despite notable gains in expanding access, countries in West Africa still face a great challenge in providing a quality education for all. Photo: Ami Vitale / The World Bank Quality education is…

Raja Bentaouet Kattan |

Photo Credit: Barbara Bruns / World Bank Anyone working in education is familiar with the story of Finland’s remarkable evolution into one of the world’s top-performing education systems. The…

Barbara Bruns |

It has been seven months since I joined The World Bank as a Lead Education Specialist coordinating their work on tertiary education. During this short period, I have met with people from across…

Francisco Marmolejo |

I just returned from the Education World Forum with its tied-in British Education Technology Trade (BETT) show. This is an annual, London-based conference focusing on the use of technology for…

Robin Horn |

The following piece appeared as a guest blog in the UK's Guardian this past week. A good public education system means public spending – but not necessarily public provision. In OECD…

Harry A. Patrinos |

Earlier this month, I was invited to be a keynote speaker on the theme of "Education for Economic Success" at the Education World Forum, which brought education ministers and leaders…

Elizabeth King |