World Bank Invests US$3.2 Billion in Adolescent Girls’ Education in 2 Years

The World Bank Group (WBG) has invested US$3.2 billion over the past two years in education projects benefiting adolescent girls, surpassing its April 2016 commitment to invest US$2.5 billion over five years, the organization on March 7, announced on...

Africa Can Tackle Its “Severe Learning Crisis,” Needs to Focus on Access and Quality, Says World Bank

Africa faces a “severe learning crisis” that undermines economic growth and the well-being of its citizens, according to a new World Bank study. The region has made considerable progress in boosting primary and lower secondary school enrollment, but...

On International Mother Language Day, OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities underlines nexus between linguistic rights and conflict prevention

Schoolchildren during a class at a school piloting multilingual education, Jalal-Abad, 4 September 2014.

Focus on long-term benefits of political dialogue and compromise for all citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina essential, says OSCE Secretary General

The OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger (r) and the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina Head, Bruce G. Berton during the...

OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities assesses inter-ethnic relations and education issues in Ukraine’s Zakarpattia region

The OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities Lamberto Zannier visited Ukraine’s Zakarpattia region from 5 to 7 February 2018 to assess inter-ethnic relations in the region. His visit to this western region of Ukraine was a follow-up to his trip...

OSCE-supported Building Bridges Fund presents 2018 grants on promoting interethnic understanding in schools

The OSCE-supported Building Bridges Fund has announced its annual grants to municipalities, schools, students, teachers and parents. The grants are used to organize activities that bring together students from all communities, who attend schools with...

3 in 10 young people in conflict or disaster-stricken countries are illiterate - UNICEF

Chubat (right), 12, sits with her friend in the burned ruins of her school in Malakal Protection of Civilian site...

World Bank Helps Bangladesh Improve Secondary Education, Benefiting 13 Million Students

The World Bank approved $510 million financing to improve the secondary education system and student performance in Bangladesh, on December 18.