Mitigating the Learning Losses Caused by the COVID-19 School Closures Conference, Prague, June 21

The Mitigating the Learning Losses Caused by the COVID-19 School Closures conference was held on June 21 at The Schebek Palace, Prague, Czech Republic. It was organized by the ECA education team, the EU CMU, and CERGE-EI (Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education – Economics Institute). There were 16 speakers, representing the World BankContinue reading “Mitigating the Learning Losses Caused by the COVID-19 School Closures Conference, Prague, June 21”

Creative Education

Creative Education (News and Research 294) Inequality in the Effects of Primary School Closures due to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence from the Netherlands | Recently published in AEA Papers & Proceedings | Two years of the COVID-19 pandemic and school closures raises concerns about learning loss and inequality. Learning loss occurred during the first yearContinue reading “Creative Education”

Educational Development

Educational Development (News and Research 294) Kosovo: Minister Nagavci: Grateful for the support of the World Bank in various projects in the field of education  The Minister of Education, Arbërie Nagavci together with the leader of the Education Global Practice at the World Bank Jaime Saavedra discussed the priorities of the ministry in reducing theContinue reading “Educational Development”

COVID-19 School Closures Fueled Big Learning Losses

COVID-19 School Closures Fueled Big Learning Losses (News and Research 293) COVID-19 school closures fueled big learning losses, especially for the disadvantaged Almost 1.6 billion students across the world were affected by school closured because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even short disruptions in a child’s schooling have significant negative effects on their learning and can be long-lasting.Continue reading “COVID-19 School Closures Fueled Big Learning Losses”

War’s Economic Fallout

War’s Economic Fallout (News and Research 289) War’s economic fallout: A tech-worker exodus from three nations | When Russia invaded Ukraine, Yuliya was traveling abroad from her native Belarus and faced a wrenching choice: An opponent of the war, she wondered if she should go back to one of the few nations actively supporting theContinue reading “War’s Economic Fallout”