World Bank warns of ‘learning crisis’ in global education

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WASHINGTON, September 26, 2017 – Millions of young students in low and middle-income countries face the prospect of lost opportunity and lower wages in later life because their primary and secondary schools are failing to educate them to succeed in life. Warning of ‘a learning crisis’ in global education, a new Bank report said schooling without learning was not just a wasted development opportunity, but also a great injustice to children and young people worldwide.

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Participate seminars of the Annual Meetings 2017 through WorldBank Live

The Annual Meetings of 2017 are currently in full swing with a lot of bilateral conversations between Board of Governs of the 180 attending countries. Besides this, there are every day various seminars which are also available for the public around the globe through ”WorldBank Live”. Below you will find more information about the three seminars of today. In case you have any questions, you are able to submit them online before the event.

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Official opening of the Annual Meetings 2017

Today, the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will officially be opened by the president of the World Bank Group: Jim Yong Kim.  Furthermore there will be held some more interesting events for 10/12/2017. Below there is more information about these events. Enjoy! You are even able to participate within these events through the World Bank Live.

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eC2: Firm to support the evaluation and identification of pipeline of cities for structuring PPPs for public street lighting in Brazil

ledlampenDeadline: 11-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The World Bank is seeking a consultant/firm to conduct pre-feasibility studies for an initial pipeline of cities that may be interested in developing PPPs. The goal of this work will be to identify approximately 10 cities that are ready to move the phase of a full feasibility study and structuring of a PPP with WBG and CEF support. The consultant will be asked to avail of the research and tools already conducted by the World Bank in this sector, including inter alia the pre-feasibility studies from Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, the Lighting Brazilian Cities report, and the CityLED Tool. The consultant will also be asked to make use of public information about the cities to be studied.

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Heads of UN and World Bank Announce Initiative to Ramp Up Finance for Climate Action

NEW YORK, September 20, 2017 – United Nations Secretary General António Guterres World Bank buildingand World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today announced plans to accelerate the flow of finance for climate action through a new platform dedicated to identifying and facilitating transformational investments in developing countries.

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The Neighborhood Battery System: Conserving Energy and Reducing Emissions in the Netherlands

EnergyElectric cars are so popular in the Netherlands that it would not be uncommon, say, for a
Tesla to roll up as a taxi outside Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. Though charging stations are not yet ubiquitous, it is not difficult to find them in Dutch communities, parking lots, and along the streets.

To reduce carbon emissions, national and local governments are taking various approaches—and, thus, electric cars, solar home systems, and energy-efficient solutions for buildings are booming in Europe. Cities like Amsterdam are front and center of this transformation. For instance, Netherlands has an ambitious goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 80–95 percent by 2050 compared with 1990, making it an ideal venue for a Smart Cities Tour earlier this year, where  a group of 26 representatives, including national and municipal officials and World Bank project teams, to learn from the Netherlands’ successful experience in energy sector transformation.

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Learning to Realize Education’s promise

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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.

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