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What are the economic costs of child marriage? On June 27, we will discuss findings of groundbreaking research on the topic.

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Skills in the applied sciences, engineering, & technology may hold the key to the economic transformation of sub-Saharan Africa.

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More than 20 mn students in Latin America and the Caribbean attend university. Are they being prepared for today’s job demands?

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Girls’ Education

Girls’ education is a strategic development priority. Better educated women tend to earn higher incomes and marry later.

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Early Childhood Development

The benefits of supporting ECD range from better schooling outcomes to increased adult productivity.

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Skills Development

Skills development can reduce unemployment, raise incomes, and improve standards of living.

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Education and Technology

Globalization & rapid technological change have made knowledge a critical determinant of competitiveness in the world economy.

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Higher Education

Quality institutions, diversified options, and equitable tertiary education are key to ending poverty.

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Primary & Secondary Education

The tasks ahead are to get all remaining out-of-school children into school by eliminating barriers created by poverty.

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IDA at Work: Education

The World Bank supports education through an average of US$2.6 billion in new financing a year, with more than 50 percent in new ...

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Global Partnership for Education

The GPE helps country partners develop and implement sound education plans.

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READ: Russia Education Aid for Development

The REACH trust fund program is a collaboration between the Russian government and the World Bank.

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REACH: Results in Education for All

REACH supports more and better education services, especially to those most excluded.

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SIEF: Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund

SIEF supports scientifically rigorous research that measures the impact of programs and policies to improve education in low and middle ...

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