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.
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.
Notes of the Spring Meetings 2017 session on the WDR18 of 18 April.
World Bank’s 2017 World Development Report on governance introduced the importance of politics, but its impact has been questioned.
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.
Uganda has announced that it will close IFC-backed Bridge Academy private schools due to poor hygiene and sanitation.
World Bank’s high-level support for private education providers is condemned by the UN Special Rapporteur, NGOs and academics.