Economics

Learning for all: shared principles for equitable and excellent basic education systems
Economics

Learning for all: shared principles for equitable and excellent basic education systems

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, including how […]

Second-generation capacity development: A story of Malaysia-Laos knowledge exchange on reforming civil service
Economics

Second-generation capacity development: A story of Malaysia-Laos knowledge exchange on reforming civil service

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, especially in countries supported […]

中国经济改革与外国专家的作用
Economics

中国经济改革与外国专家的作用

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 Bank) watching up close how policy choices are made, […]