Falling aid for education putting global goals at risk, warns UN agency

Children at Bahadoub 2 school in Timbuktu, Mali.

Monitoring and Incentives Key to Improve Health and Education Service Delivery in Jordan

Jordan can improve the quality of health and education services by using incentives and increasing monitoring to strengthen accountability, according to a new World Bank report entitled “The Last Mile to Quality Service Delivery in Jordan.”

Many teenagers struggle to understand money matters

Around one in four students in the 15 countries and economies* that took part in the latest OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) test of financial literacy are unable to make even simple decisions on everyday spending, while only...

Higher Education Expanding in Latin America and the Caribbean, but Falling Short of Potential

The number of students in higher education programs has nearly doubled in the past decade across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). But with only half of them graduating on time, there’s still a lot to do in terms of efficiency and quality,...

SESAME facility slated to boost science and cooperation in the Middle East


World Bank funds US$155 Million to Support Autonomous Higher Education in Vietnam

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved on May 15th, US$155 million in financing to strengthen the research, teaching, and institutional capacity of three autonomous universities and improve the management of Vietnam’s higher education...

Improving Quality of Education Spending Can Help Countries Reduce Poverty and Inequality: PEMNA

Sharing lessons on how to spend better on education can help countries reduce poverty and inequality, said government officials from across Asia attending the 7th Plenary Conference of the Public Expenditure Management Network in Asia, or PEMNA.

More than 150,000 Guyanese Students to improve Learning Outcomes

More than 150,000 students and teachers will improve Mathematics learning and teaching, and benefit from an improved medical faculty as a result of a US$13.3 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) approved by the Board of...