How is East Asia and the Pacific integrating assistive educational technologies in its classrooms? For students with disabilities, these technologies can be more than just tools; they offer…

Lauri Pynnonen, Noah Yarrow |

A failure to educate girls costs approximately $15 to $30 trillion in lifetime earnings for 12 years of missed education. However, the solution is not simply to get more girls into schools.…

Christiane Voufo |

On this year’s International Day of Education, we reflected on the almost 15.5 million refugee children and youth worldwide. More than half of these children are not in school, with significant…

Chris Berry, Becky Telford, Luis Benveniste |

Schools throughout the world closed in response to COVID-19 beginning in 2020. In a few cases, they quickly reopened, but in some countries, they remained closed far longer.

Maciej Jakubowski, Tomasz Gajderowicz, Harry A. Patrinos |

As the global community gets ready to celebrate International Day of Education on January 24, the African Union's Year of Education also begins this month. In this, the second decade of work…

Luis Benveniste, Jo Bourne, Stefania Giannini, Alicia Herbert, Robert Jenkins, LeAnna Marr, Benjamin Piper |

Last month the world received a wake-up call as to the depth of the learning crisis facing developing countries. The newly published results of the 2022 Program for International Student…

Gabriel Demombynes, Luis Benveniste, Norbert Schady |

Educational technology (EdTech) is increasingly promoted as a solution to strengthen teaching and student learning, especially after COVID-19 which, in many countries, led to a boom in the use of…

Noah Yarrow, Sharon Shen |

On December 5th, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released the results of the 2022 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)—the most comprehensive…

Rita Almeida, Ciro Avitabile, Tigran Shmis |

At the Global Refugee Forum this week, education stakeholders will pledge to include all refugee children in national education systems. Three major questions arise: what does inclusion mean, why…

Luis Benveniste, Karishma Silva, Johannes Hoogeveen |

Accelerating global trends like automation, climate change, and digitalization are reshaping human development, social cohesion, and economic growth. In the next decade, these megatrends will…

Mabel Martinez, Diego Angel-Urdinola, Gemma Rodon, Juanita Caycedo |