More and More Children are in School Around the World, But They Are Not Learning Much

Getting kids into school is only half the battle. Making sure they’re learning is also critical.

Learning to realize education’s promise

The 2018 World Development Report (WDR), Learning to Realize Education’s Promise, launched this week. While it draws on research and collective experience—both from within and outside the World Bank—it also draws on the personal experience of the team members, including the two of us.

‘In school, but learning nothing’

Six out of 10 children and teenagers in the world are failing to reach basic levels of proficiency in learning, warns a hard-hitting report from the United Nations. The UN describes the findings as “staggering” and representing a “learning crisis”.

Two years down, 13 to go – Checking in on our progress towards the SDGs

September 25th 2017, marks two years since the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted. This momentous anniversary is an occasion for us all to make sure the SDGs remain high on the global agenda. It’s also a chance to join the UN SDG campaign in their Global Day of Action, which appeals to civil society, volunteers and citizens (#Act4SDGs).

Setting New Targets for Success

If the global community is serious about keeping its promise to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4) by 2030, there is one major intervention that needs to happen: Investing in pre-primary education.

How can technology be used to improve learning?

In a world increasingly driven by data, we often still don’t know whether or what children are learning. How can we make sure that the rise of technology drives improvement in national and global assessment?

Third GAML Meeting

The third meeting of the Global Alliance to Monitor Learning (GAML), hosted in May by the Instituto Nacional para la Evaluación de la Educación (INEE) in Mexico, was attended by 58 experts from 28 organizations, research institutions, multilateral agencies and Member States.

Are Children Learning in Mozambique? Part II

It didn’t take long to locate our first sampled household. As the scorching morning sun rose higher in the sky, Nathepo’s village elder – Sr. Vahocha – led us away from the empty school building, down one of many sandy pathways towards the scattered collection of mud brick houses with neatly thatched roofs of dried grass.

PAL Network participates in the Education Equity Initiative’s new Task Team on Disability

Launched in March 2016, the Education Equity Research Initiative aims to inform policy and programming on effective ways of strengthening equity in and through education systems.

Bright and Early: How financing pre-primary education gives every child a fair start in life

A severe lack of investment in early years education is putting millions of children at a disadvantage before they even start school, warns a report from Theirworld.