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.
Taking an integrated approach to teaching science, technology, engineering, and mathematics is crucial to the growth of developing countries. It should be enhanced wherever possible.
A strategic combination of actions at the local and national level is needed to recover from learning losses caused by COVID-19 and address the learning crisis that existed long before the pandemic.
In Asia and the Pacific, children with disabilities have been hit harder by the learning crisis and pandemic than most. Quick action is needed to give them the inclusive education they deserve.
The region needs more and better educated teachers, particularly in the area of artificial intelligence, in order to meet the needs of students in the years ahead.