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World Development Report 2018 : realizing the promise of education for development - concept note (English)

Education is a foundational building block for achieving nearly every other development goal. Getting education right and fulfilling its promise as a driver of development is essential; the focus of the World Development Report (WDR) 2018 is on how to do this. This WDR will offer guidance on how to integrate education, learning, and skills with the drive to meet broader development challenges. The Report will argue that to tackle the learning crisis, countries have to start acting as if learning really matters to them. To make the case for this argument, the Report will cover four main themes: (i) The promise - Under this theme, the Report will argue that education is central to reducing poverty and promoting shared prosperity but also that education is not a panacea; (ii) The learning crisis and learning metrics to guide reform - Under this theme, the Report will highlight the learning crisis and resulting skills gaps, and describe the proximate determinants of this crisis; (iii) Promising approaches to improve learning - Under this theme, the Report will highlight the explosion of evidence and innovations on how to improve learning and skills; and (iv) Learning at scale - Under this theme, the Report will highlight that even with all this new evidence, it’s not enough to scale up effective interventions.


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World Development Report 2018 : realizing the promise of education for development - concept note (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.