The world is facing an urgent learning crisis. Experts predict that, by 2030, 825 million children in low- and middle-income countries—half of today’s youth generation—will reach adulthood without the skills they need to thrive in work and life. More worrisome still, it will take approximately 100 years for the most marginalized youth to achieve the learning levels that the wealthiest enjoy today. Confronted with these pervasive and persistent inequalities, we must make room for bold new approaches that have the potential to deliver quality learning for all children and youth, not in a century, but today.
On May 21, 2018, the Center for Universal Education at Brookings (CUE) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) hosted an international conference which focused on the potential of education innovations to rapidly accelerate progress in global education.
Results for Development President and CEO Gina Lagomarsino and others participated in a panel discussion, “What is next for the education innovations community?”