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There Is a Learning Crisis at the Top, Too:  New Results from PISA-D

Recently released results from PISA-D reveal that even middle class and “statistical elites” are not escaping the learning crisis as weak systems fail to…

PISA-D Reveals Exceptionally Low Learning

PISA for Development (PISA-D) results show shockingly low levels of students achieve minimum proficiency in reading and math, highlighting how far the world…

Not so Fast: Slow Pace of Learning Means Big Changes Are Needed

Using harmonized learning outcome (HCO) measurements, results show that average learning levels moved shockingly slow between 2000 and 2015—a pace that will…

Power to the Plan

The latest post on both the World Bank's Development Impact Blog and on the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences blog features Owen…

There’s Less to “More” (Access) Than Meets the Eye

“My children will not go to the government school because they say there is no education” – Bharat Lal, a laborer in Uttar Pradesh, as told to the Economist…