Girls take part in a safe space session in Zambia, where they learn about how and why to avoid early marriage. Over this past decade, some 140 million girls, most living in the developing world,…

Quentin Wodon, Suzanne Petroni |

This Children’s Day, I am thinking back to an event on the link between quality education and inclusive growth that we had last month in Lima, Peru. The event was memorable not only because of…

Claudia Costin |

​I just returned from Paris where I had the pleasure of participating in a defining moment for the global education community: the adoption of the Education 2030 Framework for Action.   This…

Claudia Costin |

The Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGs)—a set of international targets adopted by the international community last September at the United Nations—recognizes the central role that quality…

Amit Dar, Salman Asim, Robert Chase |

A community in Pakistan monitoring schools using mobile phones. ​​See the full slideshow here. ​ Photo credit: World Bank Impact Evaluation Team; WEITEK Group (Implementation firm) Many schools…

Aliza Marcus, Roger Fillion |

Citizens in Nigeria participate in a readiness assessment exercise to identify high-priority datasets Around the world, governments, entrepreneurs and established businesses are seeing the…

Laura Manley |

Filling the Education Gap in Pakistan In Pakistan, one-third of primary school age children are not in school, and girls fare worse than boys – 37% of girls of primary school age are not in school…

Aliza Marcus |

Originally published on the World Bank 'Voices: Perspectives on Development' blog   When I heard the news last autumn that 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan had been shot simply…

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |