Reality check: The Bank’s 2018 World Development Report on Education

published 17 April 2018 updated 30 August 2022

The World Bank's 2018 World Development Report on Education, Learning to Realise Education’s Promise (WDR), concluded with three recommended strategies - assess learning, act on evidence and align actors. Over the past six months, Education International has brought together teacher union leaders, academics and activists in a series of blogs we called #WDR201RealityCheck, which unpacks and analyses the recommendations given in the report. he WDR 2018 was a great missed opportunity.

Each blog provides a reflection on a certain aspect of the WDR from a perspective that was overlooked or unanalysed. EI has put all the blogs in the series into this publication, which together play a role in demonstrating the extent to which t