The report looks into three policy actions to respond to the learning crisis.
Education is a powerful driver of development and one of the strongest instruments for reducing poverty and improving health, gender equality, peace, and stability. Yet, even though there has been great progress in the last decade, some 121 million children are still out of primary and lower secondary school, and 250 million children cannot read or write.
Cambodia made the teaching of reading a national priority, leading to the training of 24,577 teachers and the publication of two Khmer-language text books. Almost all Grade Eights students nationwide are now capable of reading and comprehending text.