This virtual event, convened by the World Bank, launched the Quality Early Learning: Nurturing Children’s Potential volume to highlight the importance of investing in quality early childhood education (ECE).
Putting people first through investing in human capital – the knowledge, skills, and health that people need to achieve their potential – is critical for sustainable, inclusive growth and poverty reduction.
The new Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel (GEEAP) offers guidance on how education systems in low- and middle-income countries can respond to the damage caused by the pandemic and make sure that learning needs for all students, especially the most marginalized, are addressed.
The World Bank’s focus on foundational skills requires that issues of language and Language of Instruction be brought to the forefront of education policy discussions. Poor Language of Instruction policies harm learning, access, equity, cost-effectiveness, and inclusion. Yet, inappropriate Language of Instruction policies affect too many students in low- and middle-income countries.
What impact has the second wave of COVID-19 had on learning, especially in developing countries? What has been the impact on schooling in Sierra Leone? What opportunities are there to build more inclusive/resilient schooling? In decades to come, will the pandemic mark a major setback or a leap forward for education for the poorest? These are some of the questions we'll ask education experts, Jaime Saavedra, Director of Education at the World Bank, and David Moinina Sengeh, Education Minister, Sierra Leone.
Launched in July 2020, Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel (GEEAP) is an independent, cross-disciplinary body composed of leading education experts with a mandate to provide succinct, usable, and policy-focused recommendations to support decision-making on education. It is convened jointly by the UK FCDO and World Bank and is hosted by Building Evidence in Education (BE2).
#Coronavirus has had a devastating impact on #education. Around 80% of the world’s students are now out of school. Watch a discussion of some of the possible solutions with Jaime Saavedra, Global Director of Education, World Bank. Related Links: Covid-19 (Coronavirus): Live Interview and Panel Series COVID-19 landing page
For International Women's Day 2020, Rotary International and the Global Partnership for Education organize an event titled "Equality in Education" in Washington, DC. GPE and Rotary will highlight their support and investment in girls’ education. GPE works across almost 70 developing partner countries and promotes gender equality in and through education. Rotary will present the basic education and literacy projects of women Rotary members, who have long been leaders and change agents in countless communities across the globe.