International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118th St., New York, NY 10027 1501
The World Bank’s World Development Report, published annually since 1978, is an invaluable guide to the economic, social, and environmental state of the world today. Each report provides in-depth analysis and policy recommendations on a specific and important aspect of development—from agriculture, the role of the state, transition economies, and labor to infrastructure, health, the environment, and poverty.
With this workshop, Columbia SIPA’s Center on Global Economic Governance, the World Bank WDR Team, and Cornell University will convene the Report authors, alongside Columbia and Cornell faculty, for a discussion of the World Development Report 2018: Education. The Report will offer guidance on how to integrate education, learning, and skills with the drive to meet broader development challenges. The Report will argue that to tackle the learning crisis, countries have to start acting as if learning really matters to them.
This report engages the World Bank’s Education Global Practice and draws on the role of education as an instrument to reduce poverty and improve health, gender equality, peace, and stability.