Bangladesh: World Bank Provides $510 Million to Improve Secondary Education

The government of Bangladesh signed a $510 million financing agreement with the World Bank to enhance the quality and effectiveness of secondary education system in the country, on August 13. This will benefit 13 million students studying in Grades 6-...

New Inclusive Education Initiative for Children with Disabilities announced by DFID, Norad, and the World Bank

On the occasion of this week’s Global Disability Summit, and recognizing that children with disabilities continue to be among the most marginalized and excluded from education opportunities, a new Inclusive Education Initiative (IEI) was announced by...

Nearly 25 per cent of boys aged 15 out of school in the State of Palestine


Yemen could be on the brink of a deadly new cholera epidemic that could affect thousands of people in the coming weeks unless urgent action is taken, Save the Children is warning.

The European Commission has approved a new assistance package worth €400 million, for the education of Syrian refugees in Turkey. This is the first action adopted following the agreement by EU Member States to finance an additional €3 billion for the...

Sri Lanka and World Bank Sign $100 Million to Modernize the Education System

Sri Lanka and the World Bank today signed a $100 million credit to support...

The Global Partnership for Education Approves a US$7.68 Million Grant to Strengthen Education in Somaliland

The Global Partnership for Education’s Board of Directors approved a grant of US$7.68 million to support Somaliland’s efforts to extend quality education to more of its children.

Not Educating Girls Costs Countries Trillions of Dollars, Says New World Bank Report

Limited educational opportunities for girls and barriers to completing 12 years of education cost countries between $15 trillion and $30 trillion in lost lifetime productivity and earnings, says a new World Bank report launched ahead of the July 12...

Parliament approves €500 million for schooling of refugee children in Turkey

MEPs said yes to continuing to pay the salaries of over 5,000 teachers, who so far have provided education to over 300,000 refugee children in Turkey.