The Global Learning Crisis

The Global Learning Crisis (News and Research 279) Mapping the Global Learning Crisis | Despite record enrollments in school worldwide, learning is limited More young children are enrolled in primary school today than any other time in history. Yet achievement data shows that student learning has remained nearly flat over the last two decades inContinue reading “The Global Learning Crisis”

Loss-of-Learning and the Post-Covid Recovery

Loss-of-Learning and the Post-Covid Recovery (News and Research 278) Loss-of-Learning and the Post-Covid Recovery in Low-Income Countries | IMF Working Paper No. 2022/025 | A dynamic general equilibrium model is calibrated to reflect the structural characteristics of vulnerable low-income countries and to replicate key dimensions of the Covid-19 shock. The paper shows that absent significant andContinue reading “Loss-of-Learning and the Post-Covid Recovery”

The COVID-19 Slide in Education: Global Data on Learning Loss

The COVID-19 Slide in Education: Global Data on Learning Loss (News and Research 277) COVID-19 caused significant disruption to the global education system. Early reviews of the first wave of lockdowns and school closures suggested significant learning loss in several countries. Most studies observe increases in inequality where certain demographics of students experienced learning lossesContinue reading “The COVID-19 Slide in Education: Global Data on Learning Loss”

Investments in Education Pay Off

Investments in Education Pay Off (News and Research 276) Developing Central Asia’s Human Capital | During her recent mission to Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, Fadia Saadah, the World Bank’s Human Development Director for Europe and Central Asia, discussed the World Bank’s support in developing human capital in the region, including existing and prospective Bank-funded projectsContinue reading “Investments in Education Pay Off”

Education quality, green technology, and the economic impact of carbon pricing

Education quality, green technology, and the economic impact of carbon pricing (News and Research 274) Carbon pricing is increasingly used by governments to reduce emissions. Using data from 21 European countries, this column considers how education quality interacts with the effect of carbon pricing on emissions, output, and wage inequality. Cognitive skills are associated withContinue reading “Education quality, green technology, and the economic impact of carbon pricing”

COVID-19 Learning Loss

COVID-19 Learning Loss (News and Research 272) Event: Is Vaccination the Silver Bullet for School Opening? | Thursday December 16 8:30am EST | Zoom | Register here Long-term, nation-wide school closures result in learning losses. Future earning losses due to COVID-19 school closures expected: forecast $15 -$17 trillion worldwide. Update for Europe and Central AsiaContinue reading “COVID-19 Learning Loss”

Transforming Education

Transforming Education (News and Research 271) World Bank Supports Croatia in Transforming Its Primary Education and Offering Better Learning Opportunities | The World Bank Board of Directors approved a loan to the Republic of Croatia in the amount of EUR25 million ($28.9 million equivalent) for a project to improve the learning environment in selected primaryContinue reading “Transforming Education”