When President Obama announced a number of investment priorities for his second term that would expand the economy and strengthen the middle class, his focus on bolstering early childhood…

Tamar Manuelyan Atinc |

This content is abstracted from the HIV/AIDS and Education topic page. The positive impact of education reforms are greatly reduced by the presence of HIV/AIDS. This epidemic is damaging education…

Education Team |

Creating jobs and increasing productivity are at the top of policymakers’ agenda across the world. We heard this message during the World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings and during the UN General…

Elizabeth King |

So much has been written recently about the individual, economic and social benefits of investing in early childhood development (ECD), that it is becoming a challenge to summarize these studies.…

Emiliana Vegas |

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 |

As the World Bank's Annual Meetings met to discuss global development this October,  the issue of jobs was front and center. The new Open Forum 2010 allowed leading thinkers and engaged…

  Blogging from the United Nations Millennium Development Goals Summit in New York City. New research by Chris Murray at the University of Washington gives us powerful evidence of the importance…

Elizabeth King |