Nationally representative longitudinal surveys – if done well – can positively impact development policies.

Akuffo Amankwah, Darcey Johnson, Josephine Ofori Adofo, Maryam Gul, Rob Swinkels, Amparo Palacios-Lopez |

Basic learning in Latin America and the Caribbean is facing its biggest crisis in a century. Around four out of every five primary school students may now fail to reach minimum knowledge levels,…

Carlos Felipe Jaramillo |

Adaptive technology is a powerful weapon in education systems' fight against educational poverty. Teachers and students from the Dominican Republic share their experiences of implementing a…

Sophia D' Angelo, Juan Baron, Paola Patricia Polanco Santos |

Girls are getting educated at higher levels today than ever before. The primary school completion rate has reached 90% for girls, with gender parity achieved in most countries.

Raja Bentaouet Kattan, Myra Murad Khan |

Over the past few decades, there has been steady progress in closing gender gaps in human endowments, opportunities, and voice and agency. However, overall progress has been hindered by the…

Jaime Saavedra, Hana Brixi |

Girls’ education is smart economics, and Pakistan has committed to guaranteeing the right of both girls and boys to access quality education (SDG 4).

Juan Baron, May Bend |

. Pandemics, economic slumps and extreme weather events were once tail-end risks, but all three have hit South Asia in rapid succession since 2020. COVID-19 alone put millions of lives and…

Martin Raiser |

According to a recent report, public financial management (PFM) systems often struggle where it matters most for efficient service delivery: budget execution.

Aliya Kadirov, Silvia Lubenova Kirova, Srinivas Gurazada, Thomas Poulsen |

For some years now, workers and employers have been trying to keep up with global trends, such as automation, action against climate change, the digitalization of products and services, and a…

Diego Angel-Urdinola |

Marginalized youth are often trapped in a perpetual cycle of economic and social despair where poverty and lack of opportunities limit their ability to prosper, especially in settings affected by…

Marcus Holmlund, Nausheen Khan, Emily Crawford |