Education is a powerful driver of development and one of the strongest instruments for reducing poverty and improving health, gender equality, peace, and stability. This potential is too often unrealized due to weaknesses in education systems. Peru carried out a series of successful education sector reforms in recent years, and the country’s performance in standardized international tests rose sharply. In 2016, Peru’s results in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) exam showed one of the largest gains among countries worldwide.
Dr. Jaime Saavedra, Senior Director of the Education Global Practice of the World Bank and former Education Minister of Peru will talk about global education challenges, his experience in leading successful education reforms in Peru, and implications to the on-going education reform in the Philippines. This forum aims to provide a platform for CSOs, academe and other interested partners to share their experiences and discuss solutions to the education reform challenges.