Assessments make a lot of people nervous, and I’m not just talking about the students who have to take them. As a psychometrician (assessment expert) and World Bank staffer, I’ve worked on…

Marguerite Clarke |

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 |

While more ECA program countries are participating in the PISA assessment of 15-year-old students' skills, education poverty in these countries has only slightly declined since 2000. (Photo:…

Cristian Aedo, Katia Herrera Sosa |

Results-based financing can force conversation to focus on developing a theory of change that starts with results. (Photo: Minna Mattero / World Bank) We just got back from Nepal to see how…

Jessica Lee, Peter Holland |

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 |

Impact evaluations are key to how we think about development. Pilot programs suggesting statistically significant impacts are hailed as breakthroughs and as candidates for scaling up. Programs…

Quentin Wodon |

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 |