Education

Social services

Analysis

A critical analysis of the World Bank's World Development Report on education

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.

30 November 2017 | At Issue

Social services

Background

World Bank’s approach to education financing

Notes from the 2017 World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings session on World Bank’s approach to education financing, 10 October.

10 October 2017 | Minutes

Social services

News

World Bank’s cascade into education: Liberia’s public-private partnership

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.

27 September 2017

Social services

Commentary

Back to basics: How the World Bank can finally get education right

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.

21 September 2017

Social services

Background

Learning to Realize Education’s Promise: World Development Report 2018

Notes of the Spring Meetings 2017 session on the WDR18 of 18 April.

18 April 2017 | Minutes

Social services

News

Uganda to close IFC partner’s schools

Uganda has announced that it will close IFC-backed Bridge Academy private schools due to poor hygiene and sanitation.

23 September 2016
Non-formal primary school in Mathare, Nairobi, Kenya. Credit: TonyBaker

Social services

Analysis

IFC investments in basic education: marginalising the poorest

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.

6 April 2017 | Guest analysis

Knowledge

News

Concerns over World Bank's WDR on education

CSOs raise concerns about content and consultation process of World Bank World Development Report 2018 on education.

6 April 2017
Bridge International Academy in the Nairobi slum of Mukuru kwa Njenga. Photo credit: Frederic Courbet for NPR

Social services

News

IFC-pushed private education investment model criticised by UN

Two UN committees and a special rapporteur have questioned development aid funding going to private education, including through IFC supported Bridge International Academies.

29 June 2016

Social services

Analysis

The elephant in the classroom: the World Bank and private education providers

World Bank’s high-level support for private education providers is condemned by the UN Special Rapporteur, NGOs and academics.

6 July 2015