COVID-19, Education and the Labor Market (News and Research 197)Higher Education in Belarus: Burdened by Soviet Traditions ...

World Bank Project to Support Modernization of Higher Education in Belarus – congrats Nina & Denis! | The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved a €100 million project to support the modernization of Belarus’ higher education sector, a crucial step towards achieving a modern university system and boosting economic growth potential. “In 2015, Belarus joined the Bologna Process, a pan-European higher education reform initiative. This important step resulted in a major commitment to improving higher education,” said Nina Arnhold, World Bank Global Lead for Tertiary Education and Senior Education Specialist. “With this project, we are pleased to support the country’s ongoing efforts to align university outcomes with the demands of the 21st century labor market. We are also committed to supporting independent quality assurance and modernization of the teaching and learning environment.” In the news and here.

 The impact of COVID-19 on labor market outcomes: Lessons from past economic crises | Given the economic crises facing many countries amid the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), significant impacts on labor market outcomes are expected. While pandemics differ, they invariably affect economic output. The Black Death of 1347-1352 caused more than 75 million deaths around the world, devastating many urban areas, with fewer deaths in rural areas. That led to a reduction in available labor thereby increasing agricultural wages. The Spanish Flu of 1918-1920 caused the deaths of up to 100 million people and curtailed economic activity, with impacts that could be traced into the 1980s

 Japan’s government approves cash handout for struggling students amid pandemic

Remote-learning, Time-Use, and Mental Health of Ecuadorian High-School Students during the COVID-19 Quarantine | Blog

Half a billion children miss out on education due to lockdowns, says UN (Financial Times) Lack of internet has cut off access to learning during pandemic, finds report

World Bank Helps 100 Countries Combat COVID-19

Pandemic could push around 60 million people into extreme poverty

Protecting People and Economies

How coronavirus is widening the gap in schools

COVID-19 is creating a school personnel crisis

World Bank to Support Central Asian Countries Struggling With Covid-19 Fallout

Uzbekistan: Final exams in schools to be canceled

Russia: Drops 9th grade exam (OGE) but keeps university entrance exam (EGE) 

Croatia Education Minister Divjak: We Should Not Give Up On Education Even During Pandemic

COVID-19 in Turkey: Virtual classes not too cool for school

Georgian schools in the new coronavirus reality

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World Bank and HSE University webinar: Lost Wages… › watch ▶ 1:39:10  Speaker: Harry Anthony Patrinos @hpatrinos