On April 26th, 2022, Ministers of finance and planning, private sector leaders, and heads of foundations and agencies from over 60 countries joined the 2022 Spring Meetings Human Capital Ministerial Conclave to discuss policy priorities and solutions to overcome learning losses and restore jobs and skills.
Overcoming learning losses and the learning crisis
Ministers of Finance from Angola, Ecuador, and Georgia shared country experiences on how to make up learning losses for students in cases where schools were closed for a year or more, how they might recover concepts they previously learned but have since forgotten, and what it really means to ‘get back on track’ given competing country priorities.
For example, the Minister from Angola noted how their government is working to protect financial commitments to education. The Minister of Ecuador linked the education of the current generation to future economic indicators. The Minister of Georgia reflected on the importance of aligning investments across multiple ministries and at all stages of education.