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

published 17 April 2018 updated 7 January 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