Syrian refugee students listen to their school teacher during math classes.  Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank ​In Europe, the year 2015 will be remembered as the year of the “refugee crisis.”…

Christian Bodewig |

Rafael and his classmates when they were in high school in Mexico. Photo Credit: Rafael de Hoyos / World Bank With Ciro Avitabile If I could plot the number of bad decisions I’ve made throughout…

Rafael de Hoyos |

​Photo Credit: Rafael de Hoyos / World Bank Con la colaboración de Ciro Avitabile Si pudiera graficar la cantidad de decisiones desacertadas que he tomado durante mi vida en función de la edad que…

Rafael de Hoyos |

University students at a laboratory. Photo: Nafise Motlaq / World Bank This week I was invited to speak at The Economist’s Higher Education Forum in New York to share my thoughts on how higher…

Harry A. Patrinos |

Also available in: Español | العربية In high-income countries, learning outcomes have improved as a result of an intervention that increases transparency and accountability through the use of test…

Harry A. Patrinos, Rafael de Hoyos, Vicente Garcia-Moreno |