More than 200 participants – including government officials, policymakers and education experts from over 20 countries gathered in Jakarta, Indonesia, for the global conference Learning for All: Shared Principles for Equitable and Excellent Basic Education Systems. The conference addressed themes related to improving learning outcomes for all students,...
In China, a South-South exchange helps countries yearning for clean and efficient heating learn from each other.   Places with cold climates need access to a reliable and efficient heat supply for the health of their population. But in developing countries, the majority of rural and...
What do you imagine when you hear the words “capacity development”? Most development professionals associate capacity development with training, seminars and perhaps study tours.  Most of the countries the World Bank works in require a significant boost in their capability to implement policies, programs and projects,...
Group photos of the participants of the 1985 Bashan river cruise conference Photo: copyright © / World Bank I am a policy wonk. I have spent my entire professional career (first in the Government of India and then in the World...
With the release last month of the latest PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) results by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), it is apparent that many of the highest achieving students in the world are in East Asia.Just as in the recently released TIMSS (Trends in...
There’s a good chance you work in the service sector. Services account for 17 million jobs in Thailand, or approximately 40 percent of the Thai labor force. It encompasses diverse industries such as tourism, retail, health, communications, transportation and many sought-after professions such as architects, engineers,...