Investing in People’s Knowledge and Skills to Promote Development.
The Education Sector Strategy 2020 lays out the World Bank Group’s agenda for achieving “Learning for All” in the developing world over the next decade. Learning for All means ensuring that all children and youth—not just the most privileged or the smartest—can not only go to school, but also acquire the knowledge and skills that they need to lead healthy, productive lives and secure meaningful employment.
The driver of development will, however, ultimately be what individuals learn, both in and out of school, from preschool through the labor market. The Bank’s new 10-year strategy seeks to achieve this broader “Learning for All” objective by promoting country-level reforms of education systems and building a global knowledge base powerful enough to guide those reforms.