While the World Development Report (WDR) 2018 on education has some redeeming features, it is part of the Bank's longstanding very narrow view of education, and is silent on education financing.
Notes from the 2017 World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings session on World Bank’s approach to education financing, 10 October.
Report by global union found privatisation and corporate capture are obstacles to progress on 2030 agenda. Independent research of education PPP trial in Liberia finds unsustainable costs.
A critique of the World Bank's education Development Report's narrow focus. To get education right, the World Bank must go back to basics and focus on funding established national policy, rather than developing it.
Notes of the Spring Meetings 2017 session on the WDR18 of 18 April.
Uganda has announced that it will close IFC-backed Bridge Academy private schools due to poor hygiene and sanitation.
As the IFC increases investments in for-profit, commercial education, CSO RESULTS finds this marginalises the poor and calls on the IFC to enhance free public education instead.
CSOs raise concerns about content and consultation process of World Bank World Development Report 2018 on education.
Two UN committees and a special rapporteur have questioned development aid funding going to private education, including through IFC supported Bridge International Academies.
World Bank’s high-level support for private education providers is condemned by the UN Special Rapporteur, NGOs and academics.