Nana lives in a remote village. She is married with three children. Both she and her husband are farmers. Nana went to school up to grade 3. Every now and then, the households in her community are asked to attend a meeting. One day, the village leader requested her to attend a meeting the next day.
For those of us working in the education sector, gender equality is a critical development outcome we want to see. Several years of advocacy has seen gender parity being achieved in elementary and even secondary school enrollments.
Over four episodes, our experts discuss the impact of automation on industries and jobs in the region
Human capital development is an important lever to support Nepal’s vision to graduate from the least developed country level by 2022.
In today’s global economic context, maintaining Asia’s economic growth requires transforming education systems and realigning the labor supply to match new employer needs.
It is up to policy makers to unlock the enormous potential of services in the People’s Republic of China.
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.
One key challenge that restricts the region’s further growth potential is how to not only overcome TVET exclusion, but also deepen the talent pool and facilitate its integration into the market.
Based on Plan International’s 2012 World Atlas of Youth Policies, fewer than half of the countries in Asia and the Pacific have youth-specific policies. Other countries have integrated youth in their constitutions or sector-specific policies, such as on education, health, and drug prevention. Do we really need to prioritize and direct limited resources to a certain demographic defined only by age?
Local decision makers, civil society, teachers, and parents need to be engaged with and driving reforms if teaching is going to shift sufficiently to tackle Asia’s learning crisis.