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
Lisseth Escalante works as a research assistant in the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank. Her area of expertise is in applied microeconomics, with a particular focus on education. She has conducted research on effective approaches to promoting the adoption of technology in education, as well as on measuring the costs and benefits of digital programs designed to enhance learning outcomes. Lisseth holds a Master's degree in Economics from Tilburg University and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Central University of Venezuela.