Development Education Program (DEP) team designs tools and
resources to help teachers and students, principally at
the secondary school level, study -- and think critically
about -- the often complex social, economic, and environmental
issues of sustainable development affecting their countries,
their regions, and the world.
in partnership with educators, governments, and teaching
institutions to determine specific development education
needs, design, develop and disseminate tools and resources
for teachers that meet those needs including print-based
materials, audio and video materials, CD-ROM and this website,
facilitate the exchange of ideas, information, expertise,
resources, and best practice, and build education networks
within and between countries that help ensure widespread
understanding of and commitment to sustainable development.
Development Education Program is part of the World Bank
Institute (WBI). The World Bank Institute is the learning
arm of the World Bank and helps member countries achieve
the goals of equitable and sustainable development by helping
them design and implement better policies and programs.
To this end, WBI facilitates a learning dialogue on development
through structured exchanges of ideas and experiences among
people around the world. In addition to its traditional
learning products and publications, WBI is also exploring
new learning approaches made possible by emerging technologies.
World Bank, established in 1945, is an international institution
owned by the governments of 180 member countries. Its central
purpose is to promote economic and social programs in developing
nations by helping raise productivity so that people may
live better and fuller lives.
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