Structured teaching can lead to large learning gains

Jaime Saavedra, the World Bank’s Education Director, has called the current state of global learning “the most serious crisis in education in 100 years.” The reason is clear. Even before the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of children in formal education were not learning. Prolonged school closures have made that even worse. The Bank’s […]

Transformational learning gains – the path to prosperity

To improve your economy, first improve your education system. Several years ago, the OECD published a series of seminal research papers that clearly linked economic growth to education outcomes. This compelling data has swirled around policy making conversations in low and middle income countries (LMICs) and is data that every finance minister should be familiar […]