The issue of education financing must be discussed and included in the public agenda because inaction or inertia will not mean preservation of the status quo but greater exclusion and deterioration of the social and productive fabric … [Read more...] about Education Financing: Key to Avoiding Worst Pospandemic Consequences
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?
Back to School After COVID-19: Why Not a Return to the Future?
During the third quarter of the twentieth century, many Latin American countries made a great effort to expand the coverage of their education systems. The progress, albeit important, was insufficient and uneven and was interrupted by the crisis of the end of the 1970s: output fell in almost all the continent, unemployment skyrocketed and countries were hit by hyperinflation. … [Read more...] about Back to School After COVID-19: Why Not a Return to the Future?
Simple is Innovative: Simple, Flexible Planning in Haiti to Promote Effective Responses
Over the last several years, Haiti has been rife with ongoing political and social unrest (including a national lockdown period called Peyi-Lok), skyrocketing levels of unemployment, natural disasters including devastating hurricanes and earthquakes, the COVID-19 health crisis, and a tragic presidential assassination. In the midst of these challenges, the schooling of children … [Read more...] about Simple is Innovative: Simple, Flexible Planning in Haiti to Promote Effective Responses
Education Without Borders? The Hope of Migrant Students
A little over 30 years ago, when Amilcar Amaya was 13, he migrated with his family from El Salvador, leaving behind his native country amid a civil war in which 75,000 lives were lost and a fifth of the population was displaced. In 1982, they settled in Valle de Paz, Belize, a community created to provide refuge for those who fled the Salvadoran civil war, as well as … [Read more...] about Education Without Borders? The Hope of Migrant Students