World Development Report 2018 at VU University

Official presentation of World Development Report 2018 at VU University

When and where: November 8th 2017, 10-12u. Kerkzaal VU Main building, 16th floor.


Why is education in a global crisis? Why do so many children leave school without basic literacy and numeracy skills? Could the answer lie in stricter assessments, evidence-based policy, or political reforms?

The World Development Report 2018 (WDR 2018)—LEARNING to Realize Education’s Promise—is the first ever devoted entirely to education. And the timing is excellent: education has long been critical to human welfare, but it is even more so in a time of rapid economic and social change. The best way to equip children and youth for the future is to place their learning at the center. The 2018 WDR explores four main themes: 1) education’s promise; 2) the need to shine a light on learning; 3) how to make schools work for learners; and 4) how to make systems work for learning.

The report will be presented at VU Amsterdam by the two co-directors of the report Deon Filmer and Halsey Rogers, followed by Q&A and a panel discussion.

The event (in English) will take place on 8 November, 10-12am in the ‘Kerkzaal’, VU main building, 16th floor. Registration required.

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