World Development Report 2018 - PDF download

Every year, the World Bank’s World Development Report takes on a topic of central importance to global development. The 2018 Report, Learning to Realize Education’s Promise, is the first ever devoted entirely to education. Now is an excellent time for it: education has long been critical for human welfare, but is even more so in a time of rapid economic change. The Report explores four main themes. First, education’s promise: Education is a powerful instrument for eradicating poverty and promoting shared prosperity, but fulfilling its potential requires better policies – both within and outside the education system. Second, the learning crisis: Despite gains in education access, recent learning assessments show that many young people around the world, especially from poor families, are leaving school unequipped with even the most foundational skills they need for life. At the same time, internationally comparable learning assessments show that skills in many middle-income countries lag far behind what those countries aspire to. Third, promising interventions to improve learning: Research from areas such as brain science, pedagogical innovations, or school management have identified interventions that promote learning by ensuring that learners are prepared, that teachers are skilled as well as motivated, and that other inputs support the teacher-learner relationship. Fourth, learning at scale: Achieving learning throughout an education system will require more than just scaling up effective interventions. Change requires overcoming technical and political barriers by deploying salient metrics for mobilizing actors and tracking progress, building coalitions for learning, and being adaptive when implementing programs.

DownloadEnglish PDF8.927MB 9,627 downloadsEnglish Overview1.641MB 2,138 downloadsEnglish Main Messages550.3KB 306 downloadsArabic Main Messages743.4KB 114 downloadsChinese Main Messages1.124MB 94 downloadsFrench Overview1.886MB 782 downloadsFrench Main Messages583.2KB 417 downloadsPortuguese Main Messages541.9KB 32 downloadsRussian Main Messages588.1KB 223 downloadsSpanish Overview1.720MB 1,268 downloadsSpanish Main Messages585.5KB 653 downloadsFront Matter878.5KB 6 downloadsChapter 1284.7KB 239 downloadsChapter 2229.2KB 107 downloadsChapter 3523.5KB 76 downloadsChapter 4169.5KB 86 downloadsChapter 5359.7KB 98 downloadsChapter 64.461MB 145 downloadsChapter 7149.3KB 59 downloadsChapter 8153.0KB 61 downloadsChapter 9184.5KB 114 downloadsChapter 10232.3KB 56 downloadsChapter 11289.7KB 101 downloadsSpotlight 1122.6KB 144 downloadsSpotlight 2135.7KB 74 downloadsSpotlight 392.20KB 91 downloadsSpotlight 4120.4KB 90 downloadsSpotlight 588.20KB 75 downloadsSpotlight 6130.8KB 69 downloads

Citation“World Bank. 2018. World Development Report 2018 : Learning to Realize Education’s Promise. Washington, DC: World Bank. © World Bank. License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”URI:

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