The Inter-American Dialogue, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the World Bank have launched a joint call to action to mobilize resources from the public, private, and civil society sectors to solve an issue that is as crucial as it is urgent: bringing educational connectivity to hard-to-reach areas in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is not just a … [Read more...] about Three Reasons for Boosting Educational Connectivity in Schools
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused nearly 15 million excess deaths across the globe. Although mortality rates are lowest among children and youth, the young face another emergency: the learning crisis. Around the world, the disruption of education has meant that millions of children have lost the academic learning they would have gained if they had been in the classroom, … [Read more...] about How to Avoid a Lost Generation: Three Strategies to Combat Pandemic Learning Loss
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
I recently shared the results of an interesting survey commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank in which over 33,500 respondents across the Americas defined their priorities for sustainable and inclusive infrastructure. When asked what type of infrastructure is most needed to improve their country’s economy, what do you think their response was? … [Read more...] about What are the most pressing needs for people in Latin America and the Caribbean?