Teachers are a key element of addressing the ongoing education crisis in Asia and the Pacific. Fully supporting educators now will pay off generously over the long term.
Digital technologies and EdTech could play a role in addressing the learning crisis underway in Asia and the Pacific.
Compared to Latin America and other regions, Asia scores high on innovation. The reasons are complex but education is fundamental to the process.
Conditional cash transfer programs, in coordination with strategic policies, can improve the educational opportunities of millions of children in Pakistan, especially girls.
Closed borders and health concerns halted international student mobility in 2020, but students are expected to return. Education policy makers need to be ready for a new type of international student that wants both physical and digital learning opportunities.
School reopening should be done on a risk-based approach – with situations closely monitored, particularly for the effect of COVID-19 variants – and school closure be used as a last resort.