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Realizing the Future of Learning: From Learning Poverty to Learning for Everyone, Everywhere
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Washington, D.C. | 2020 | 70 p.
Jaime Saavedra et al.
Corporate author: 
World Bank
© World Bank 2020

This report describes the World Bank’s vision for the future of learning and a strategic approach that lays out the lines of actions needed for education systems to move forward in accelerating learning improvement. To guide its policy advisory and operational support to countries, the report discusses policy actions that are needed to accelerate learning and that characterize the way many successful systems operate. These are presented within five interrelated pillars of a well-functioning education system that underpin the World Bank’s strategic education policy approach: learners, teachers, learning resources, schools, and system management.

This report also reviews the current learning crisis, including the extent to which COVID-19 has exacerbated it, and then lays out a vision, policy priorities and some principles for education policy reform.


Resource Type: 
Policy and strategy materials
Social justice / Equity
Inclusive / Diversity
Level of education: 
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
Primary education
Secondary education


Education systems; Learning crisis; Equity; Inclusiveness; COVID-19; Pandemic