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Seminar “World Development Report 2018: LEARNING to Realize Education’s Promise”

June 21, 2018

Tokyo, Japan

Co-organized by World Bank Group, JICA Research Institute and  National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) 

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    The World Development Report 2018 (WDR 2018)—LEARNING to Realize Education’s Promise—is the first ever devoted entirely to education. And the timing is excellent: education has long been critical to human welfare, but it is even more so in a time of rapid economic and social change. The best way to equip children and youth for the future is to place their learning at the center. The 2018 WDR explores four main themes: 1) education’s promise; 2) the need to shine a light on learning; 3) how to make schools work for learners; and 4) how to make systems work for learning. At this seminar, WDR 2018 Co-Directors Dion Filmer and Halsey Rogers will introduced the main findings of the report.



    Opening Remarks

    Masato Miyazaki
    Special Representative, Japan, World Bank Group

    Tetsushi Sonobe
    Vice President, GRIPS

    Keynote Speech

    Dion Filmer and Halsey Rogers
    Co-Directors, WDR 2018, World Bank Group

    Presentation Material: LEARNING to Realize Education’s Promise (PDF)


    Kazuhiro Yoshida
    Hiroshima University

    Presentation Material: Seminar on WDR 2018 - LEARNING to Realize Education’s Promise (PDF)

    Eiji Kozuka
    Director, Basic Education II, Human Development Department, JICA and Senior Research Fellow, JICA Research Institute

    Presentation Material: Comments on World Development Report 2018 LEARNING to Realize Education’s Promise (PDF)


    Closing Remarks

    Nobuko Kayashima
    Director, JICA Research Institute

Event Details

  • Date/Time: Thursday, June 21, 2018, 1:30pm-3:00pm (JST)
  • Venue: National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) (Please refer "ACCESS" in RELATED below)
  • LANGUAGE: English and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
  • CONTACT: Koichi Omori, World Bank Tokyo Office TEL: 03-3597-6650