After teachers, principals are considered to be the most important school input to student learning. Photo: World Bank Addressing the global learning crisis requires improving the experience of…

Melissa Adelman, Rita Almeida, Juan Baron |

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 |

foto: Dominic Chavez La lactancia materna es el primer y el mejor alimento para un bebé, proporcionando nutrientes esenciales en los primeros años de vida. Es también la primera vacuna de un niño…

Annette Dixon |

Training for data collectors in Kambia, Sierra Leone. (Photo: Kabira Namit / World Bank) [[tweetable]]Collecting data in education can be a tricky business.[[/tweetable]] After spending…

Kabira Namit, Jonathan Seiden |

We all hear about the importance of “socio-emotional skills” when looking for a job. Employers are said to be looking for individuals who are hardworking, meet deadlines, are reliable, creative,…

Saori Imaizumi |

Recently, we reached out to education experts around the world to hear what they considered the most pressing issues facing our sector today. Surprisingly, they all said that little has changed in…

Harry A. Patrinos, Eduardo Velez Bustillo |

© 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 |

It’s that time of year again. Some weeks ago, more than two million Tunisian primary, junior high, and high school students headed back to school, just as hundreds of millions of children in…

Michael Drabble |

Every year, Iranian schools and universities are in back in session on the first day of autumn—September 23rd. Despite educating some of the world’s top minds, such as the late Maryam Mirzakhani,…

Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou |