In 2015, the world committed to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” More than an…

Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Christopher Thomas |

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 |

Twenty years ago when I was a relatively new economist at the World Bank, I was part of the Bank’s delegation to Jomtien, Thailand, where the heads of several multilateral development agencies,…

Elizabeth King |

The following piece is cross-posted at USAID's IMPACTblog, where World Bank Education Director Elizabeth King is a special guest blogger for International Women's Day. This week we…

Elizabeth King |

How to make schools accountable for results is a hot issue in both rich and poor countries. The debate is often highly charged and ideological -- witness the discussions in Washington DC around…

Ariel Fiszbein |

We usually think of schooling as a positive learning experience. However, sometimes this is not always the case. As recent news reports in the Hindu and on NDTV from India remind us, unfortunately…

Jishnu Das |

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 |

Co-authored by Lesley Drake, Director of the Partnership for Child Development As leaves crackled and autumn closed in on Washington DC at this time last year, the Brookings Institution played…

Donald Bundy |

Most educational interventions are widely considered successful if they increase test-scores -- which indicate cognitive ability. Presumably, this is because higher test-scores in school imply…

Jishnu Das |

Blogging from the United Nations Millennium Development Goals Summit in New York City. As world leaders gathered this week at the UN for the MDG Summit, the World Bank called critical attention to…

Harry A. Patrinos |