India: World Bank Approves $255.5 Million to Improve Technical Education Benefitting 350,000 Students Each Year

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors on June 23, approved a $255.5 million loan to help India improve the quality of its technical education and provide more career opportunities to students. Over the next five years, the project will support...

The World Bank Approves Funding to Help Niger Improve Its Education System

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors on June 23 approved US$230 million in additional financing for the Niger Learning Improvement for Results in Education Project (LIRE), which aims to help the government of Niger improve access to education...

Freedom of the press under attack worldwide

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File photo of UN Secretary-General António Guterres (on screen) holding a virtual...

90 per cent of adolescent girls and young women in low-income countries are offline - UNICEF


Conflict in eastern DRC is having a devastating impact on children’s education

The education of around 750,000 children has been disrupted in two most conflict-affected provinces in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

World Bank Approves $900 Million to Support Critical Governance Reforms and Girls’ Learning and Empowerment in the Democratic Republic of Congo

As part of the World Bank’s deepened engagement in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Board of Directors approved yesterday a $500 million Development Policy Operation (DPO) in support of critical economic governance reforms, together with a...

Fight slavery’s 'legacy of racism' through education: Guterres

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Webster, a hip-hop artist from Canada, speaks at an exhibition on runaway slaves...

Dreams in crisis: Children send world leaders postcards from the edge

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Young children in conflict-affected Bol, Chad study science at school.