Mwajuma* was 15 in rural Shinyanga when her parents informed her she would not be going to school anymore – she was getting married. She never objected. Several of her peers had similarly had…

Quentin Wodon, Loy Nabeta |

How can data be used to improve disease outbreak warning, urban planning, air quality, or agricultural production? Seven winning projects, which will receive support from the third round of…

World Bank Data Team |

Globally, 56 percent of children live in countries with Human Capital Index (HCI) scores below 0.5. As these countries gear up to improve their human capital outcomes, it is vital to set a target…

Zelalem Yilma Debebe |

Also available in: English | Español | Portuguese | Arabic   Malgré d'énormes progrès dans la scolarisation des enfants, nous sommes confrontés à une crise mondiale de l'apprentissage,…

Ezequiel Molina, Adelle Pushparatnam, Tracy Wilichowski |

Also available in: French | English | Portuguese | Arabic A pesar del enorme progreso realizado en lograr que haya más niños en el aula, nos encontramos en medio de una crisis global de…

Ezequiel Molina, Adelle Pushparatnam, Tracy Wilichowski |

Also available in: French | English | Español | Arabic Apesar do enorme progresso feito para que mais crianças estejam em sala de aula, estamos no meio de uma crise global de aprendizagem, onde um…

Ezequiel Molina, Adelle Pushparatnam, Tracy Wilichowski |

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على الرغم مما تحقَّق من تقدُّم هائل في إلحاق الأطفال بالدراسة، فإننا نواجه أزمة تعلُّم عالمية حيث…

Ezequiel Molina, Adelle Pushparatnam, Tracy Wilichowski |

Also available in: French | Español | Portuguese | Arabic   Despite tremendous progress in getting children into the classroom, we are experiencing a global learning crisis, where a large share of…

Ezequiel Molina, Adelle Pushparatnam, Tracy Wilichowski |

In the Africa Chief Economist’s Office, we seek to generate knowledge on key development issues around the continent. We also host the Gender Innovation Lab, which – as the name suggests –…

David Evans |

“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 |