BEC Publishes Event Summary: WDR18 A Conversation with the Implementers

  BEC Co-Chair, Jerrold Keilson (AIR) opens the WDR18 Launch at BEC with panelists John Gillies (FHI360), Steve Kowal (USAID), Melinda Taylor (RTI), Halsey Rogers (World Bank) and Deon Filmer (World Bank)

BEC Co-Chair, Jerrold Keilson (AIR) opens the WDR18 Launch at BEC with panelists John Gillies (FHI360), Steve Kowal (USAID), Melinda Taylor (RTI), Halsey Rogers (World Bank) and Deon Filmer (World Bank)

On October 24th, 40 representatives from NGOs, the United States Agency for International Development, and the World Bank Group met to celebrate and discuss the World Development Report (WDR18): LEARNING to Realize Education’s Promise. The Basic Education Coalition (BEC) hosted the event in Washington, DC.

Welcome

Jerrold Keilson, Co-chair, Basic Education Coalition (BEC); Vice President, International Programs, Policy & System Change at the American Institutes for Research This is a special day and a celebration for the Basic Education Coalition. The people in this room have spent a lifetime working in international education, and are grateful that the World Bank has explored this topic so deeply and comprehensively. Reading the WDR18, I am struck by the sense of urgency we should all have around this profound crisis. However, the report balances the enormity of the challenge with success stories. Our meeting today provides an opportunity to think about how to learn from and apply positive examples to create greater change. I encourage us all to think about how the WDR18 can be a call to action to influence USAID, the World Bank, and the donor community as a whole to effectively address these concerns... 

Read the event summary