Pinocchio had it clear: "(...) at school, I want to learn to read immediately. Then tomorrow, I will learn to write, and the next day I will learn to count. Later, with my skill, I will earn a lot of money." These words of Carlo Collodi (1882) are still relevant today as we seek to promote a job creation agenda that guarantees the essential components of recovery and … [Read more...] about Reading As a Means to Improve the Standard of Living
Early childhood development and early education
The Five Key Factors to Scale Remote Tutoring Programs and Accelerate Learning
After completing six remote tutoring pilots to accelerate learning in the region, we know these programs help recover learning loss. In two of the pilots, students who received eight tutorials in fundamental mathematics managed to gain a quarter of a school year compared to those who did not participate in the intervention. In addition, a more significant effect was observed in … [Read more...] about The Five Key Factors to Scale Remote Tutoring Programs and Accelerate Learning
Women’s History Month: Promoting Gender Equality Through Education
En el Mes de la Mujer, Enfoque Educación invitó a cuatro destacadas personalidades de la región a reflexionar sobre cómo la educación puede derribar brechas y promover la igualdad de género. Aurora Vergara is the Minister of National Education of Colombia. Sociologist from Universidad del Valle and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Winner of … [Read more...] about Women’s History Month: Promoting Gender Equality Through Education
The Power of School Feeding in Haiti: How to Build a Healthy Community
In 2020, national school feeding programs delivered school meals to more children than at any time in human history, making this the most extensive social safety net in the world. Indeed, approximately $41-43 billion is spent annually on school feeding, which serves not only to create human capital to secure future national economic growth but also as an important investment in … [Read more...] about The Power of School Feeding in Haiti: How to Build a Healthy Community
What Can we Learn in a Community of Practice with Early Childhood Development Experts?
We know that the key to innovation for any of the challenges faced by Latin America and the Caribbean today is collaboration among diverse actors and the exchange of experiences, and the development and education of the youngest children is no exception. With the firm belief that the exchange of experiences enhances the impact of policies, the Inter-American Development Bank … [Read more...] about What Can we Learn in a Community of Practice with Early Childhood Development Experts?