Are students really learning? This is the primary question In Bangladesh, where more than one third of grade 3 students could not be classified as “readers” because they did not score high…

TM Asaduzzaman, Farzana Shams |

Also available in: Français  After months of early NY Penn Station mornings trying to remember whether to get on the Amtrak north to New Haven or south to DC, I am thrilled to transition from…

Pinelopi Goldberg |

During the days coming up to, and after October 17, when many stories, numbers, and calls for action will mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we want to invite you to think…

Caren Grown, Carolina Sánchez-Páramo |

Members of Wayuu community in the colombian region of Guajira. Jessica Belmont/WorldBank The other day I asked my five-year-old daughter if she knew what being poor was. She hesitated at first but…

Oscar Calvo-González |

© Daniel Silva Yoshisato According to the World Bank Group’s 2018 #ID4D Global Dataset, an estimated one billion people around the globe face challenges in proving who they are. They struggle to…

Vyjayanti T Desai, Anna Diofasi, Jing Lu |

In a sector where a proliferation of research seemingly has contributed at least as much to confusion as to progress, the 2018 World Development Report (WDR), Learning to Realize Education’s…

Brian Levy |

Celebrating education. (Photo: World Bank) As the editor of the World Bank’s education blog, I get weekly submissions from our education experts from all corners of the globe. Provocative and…

Anne Elicaño-Shields |

“If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it” Lord Kelvin   Despite the recent proliferation of standardized testing in education, there is still a significant number of countries that oppose…

Rafael de Hoyos |

A growing number of students in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa are enrolled in private primary or secondary schools. The World Development Report 2018 (on which I was a co-author) highlighted…

David Evans |