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”

David Malpass in Romania, Ukrainian refugees, and more

David Malpass in Romania, Ukrainian refugees, and more (News and Research 288) Readout from World Bank Group President David Malpass’s Meeting with President Klaus Iohannis of Romania | World Bank Group President David Malpass met with President Klaus Iohannis of Romania. President Malpass commended Romania’s humanitarian support to Ukrainian refugees displaced by the Russian invasion. PresidentContinue reading “David Malpass in Romania, Ukrainian refugees, and more”

The Impact of COVID-19

The Impact of COVID-19 (News and Research 287) The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Learning in Greece: Investigation of the University Entrance Exams | It  has  been  evidenced  by  a  number  of  studies  and  international  organizations  that  the unprecedentedCovid-19  pandemic  has  caused  disruptions  to  schooling  around  the world; drastic  measures  were  undertaken  for  the  healthContinue reading “The Impact of COVID-19”

Online Tutoring, Ukraine and More

Online Tutoring, Ukraine and More (News and Research 286) Online Tutoring by College Volunteers: Experimental Evidence from a Pilot Program | A randomized control trial of a pilot program to deliver online tutoring to middle school students in spring 2021 used college students from highly selective universities as volunteer tutors working 1-on-1 with predominantly low-incomeContinue reading “Online Tutoring, Ukraine and More”

First Human Capital Project

First Human Capital Project (News and Research 285) Transformative World Bank Investment in Human Capital to Help Georgia Toward Greater Economic Prosperity | Georgia’s potential for economic prosperity has received a significant boost with approval by the World Bank Board of Executive Directors of the Human Capital Program for Georgia. Financing in the amount ofContinue reading “First Human Capital Project”

Education Financing for Ukraine

Education Financing for Ukraine (News and Research 283) World Bank Announces Additional $200 Million in Financing for Ukraine | Financing will support essential social services; combined total of World Bank-mobilized support for Ukraine now stands at more than $925 million | The World Bank announced nearly $200 million in additional and reprogrammed financing to bolster Ukraine’sContinue reading “Education Financing for Ukraine”

Protecting Education

Protecting Education (News and Research 282) World Bank Mobilizes an Emergency Financing Package of over $700 million for Ukraine| The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved a supplemental budget support package for Ukraine, called Financing of Recovery from Economic Emergency in Ukraine – or FREE Ukraine – for $489 million. The package approvedContinue reading “Protecting Education”

Prioritizing Early Investments for Children

Prioritizing Early Investments for Children (News and Research 281) Kosovo Prioritizes Early Childhood Development to Build Human Capital and Promote Prosperity | The President of Kosovo has introduced a Call to Action to elevate Early Childhood Development objectives in the national development agenda, to support resourcing and implementation of laws and policies that make it a priority,Continue reading “Prioritizing Early Investments for Children”