In conjunction with the Ibero-American Summit this month, Pamela Cox, Vice President for Latin American and Caribbean, emphasizes the urgent need to focus on education quality in a recent op-ed…

Blogging from the World Bank's Indigenous Peoples Research Dissemination Workshop in Washington DC. As is well known, there are more 300 million indigenous peoples in the world.  While they…

Harry A. Patrinos |

So much has been written recently about the individual, economic and social benefits of investing in early childhood development (ECD), that it is becoming a challenge to summarize these studies.…

Emiliana Vegas |

The Inter-american Development Bank (IDB) recently released the first set of results from its on-going, multi-year randomized evaluation of the impact of the OLPC project in Peru. Experimental…

Michael Trucano |

Today was an exciting day in Cancun. For me, it marked a break from the rhetoric of negotiations to focus on the reality of action on the ground to combat climate change. This morning’s weather…

Angus Friday |

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2009 survey results were released today by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).  PISA tests 15 year olds in…

Harry A. Patrinos |

Co-authored by Jennifer Pye, Tertiary Education Team Globally the disabled population continues to be the most disadvantaged and marginalized group within society with limited access to…

Jamil Salmi |

I have some good news to share on the energy front from the experience of two tiny communities of 1, 100 people on Nicaragua’s Atlantic coast. Results of a study published November 26 in Science…

Daniel Kammen |

KERIS -- at the cutting edge Over 100 education policymakers from 32 countries gathered last week in Seoul to share lessons, experiences and opinions in response to the following question: How…

Michael Trucano |