Data shows that huge swaths of populations in developing countries are not learning to read. Scaling up early reading interventions will be a first step toward addressing these high illiteracy…

Harry A. Patrinos, Jimmy Graham, Sean Kelly |

An Ayiti, anviron 90% nan timoun ki gen laj pou lekòl primè enskri nan lekòl. Malgre yo poko rive nan nivo enskripsyon inivèsèl, sa a se yon gwo amelyorasyon ki fèt konpare ak jan sa te ye ventan…

Juan Baron, Melissa Adelman, David Evans |

This page in: Haitian Kreyol Students reading in class. Photo: ©World Bank In Haiti, about 90% of primary school-aged children are enrolled in school.  While still falling short of universal…

Juan Baron, Melissa Adelman, David Evans |

Why Teachers Matter Happy World Teachers’ Day! Several days ago, my colleagues and I were thinking of a way to honor and celebrate teachers. We decided to go into schools and ask students…

Anne Elicaño-Shields |

With 95 percent of its population of 10 million under age 65, Haiti’s most abundant asset is its human capital. Given this large share of children, youth and working-age adults, education is both…

Melissa Adelman, Juan Baron, Reema Nayar |

Click here to view the full Infographic in high resolution. Tomorrow, a Learning for All Ministerial Meeting will bring together development partners and ministers of finance and education from…

Education Team |

Two years after a massive earthquake, Haitian parents are finding relief in an education program that helps to cover the costs of school for their children.

Education Team |

Twenty years ago when I was a relatively new economist at the World Bank, I was part of the Bank’s delegation to Jomtien, Thailand, where the heads of several multilateral development agencies,…

Elizabeth King |