Latin America and the Caribbean is in the midst of an educational crisis. Though enrollment in primary school has grown and today is nearly universal, average completion rates for secondary school stand at 64 percent compared to an average of 79 percent for OECD countries. Moreover, only 35 percent of 15-year-old students in Latin America attain minimum competency in math, way … [Read more...] about Leveraging Technology to Reduce Student Dropout and Improve Learning
Gabriela Gambi is a Senior Education Associate at the IDB, with 15 years of experience in the design, technical support, and implementation of social policies. She was deputy director of the Center for Educational Innovation of Brazil (CIEB) and before that she led programs in the Ministry of Culture and in the Ministry of Social Development of Brazil, also working in the Mayor's Office of São Paulo. She has a Master's in Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a specialist in Political Science from the University of Brasília. She is part of the Women’s Network at Columbia University and a mentor to young professional women, with publications on innovation and digital transformation in Portuguese, Spanish, English and French.