For this school year, the roll-out of the new student-centered curriculum to grade 4 in 2021/2022 brings some hope that a learning-driven approach (as opposed to exams and marks driven) will have…

Amira Kazem |

The Global Water Security and Sanitation Partnership* supports Egyptian water utilities to improve performance and boost citizen engagement. One of the major shifts in Government of Egypt’s…

Rajesh Balasubramanian, Heba Ahmed |

Air pollution has been a problem for Egyptians for decades, particularly in large cities such as Cairo. In Greater Cairo, levels of the fine particulate matter PM10 and PM2.5, that pose the…

Nobuhiko Daito, Dahlia Lotayef, Arturo Ardila-Gomez |

COVID-19 is revealing inequities between and within countries. As it is likely to become endemic, we have to learn to do better and to invest in the evidence needed for learning.

Johannes Hoogeveen, Bilal Malaeb, Lokendra Phadera |

The World Bank is supporting the introduction of an Arabized Computer Science curriculum for students and teachers across the region, leveraging Code.org’s self-guided online courses and relying…

Shireen Yacoub, Leonardo Ortiz Villacorta |

Since the early 1990s, developing countries have experienced a coincidence of rising exports – especially those related to global value chains (GVCs) – and improved labor market outcomes.

Raymond Robertson, Mexico Vergara, Deeksha Kokas , Gladys Lopez-Acevedo |

A new collaboration between the World Bank and Education 4.0 will facilitate partnerships between the public and private sector and foster collaboration between international and regional…

Keiko Miwa, Andreas Blom |

Digitizing infrastructure services and industries can lead to tangible benefits around the world. Taking the steps to digitize infrastructure now will result in safer and more reliable transport,…

Carlo Maria Rossotto, Anastasia Nedayvoda |

COVID-19 has not stopped countries from addressing marine litter. Rather, the main issue has been MENA governments carrying out different marine waste policies and making different investments.…

Kanako Hasegawa, Marcelo Acerbi, Khalid Anouar |