To ensure that high expectations guide education services, we work with governments across the region to:
a. Establish clear and useful standards for student learning to share among all schools and teachers.
b. Align curricula with student learning standards to guide the expectations for teachers’ work.
c. Align evaluations with student learning standards, educational materials and teacher training, and use them to inform teaching.
To ensure that all students entering the system are ready to learn, we support governments to:
a. Invest in expanding access to preschool education and ECD programs.
b. Promote quality assurance systems for preschool education and ECD.
To ensure that all students have access to effective teachers, we work with governments across the region to:
a. Transform the teaching profession to attract, develop, motivate, and retain the best professionals.
b. Strengthen the role of school directors and their leaders in how to improve teaching effectiveness.
c. Develop instructional support structures for networks of schools, principals and teachers.
To ensure that all schools have adequate resources and are able to use them for learning, we collaborate with governments to:
a. Establish financing amounts and mechanisms geared to promote effective teaching to achieve strong learning results among all students.
b. Ensure that all students have access to schools with adequate infrastructure.
c. Use technology as an instrument to facilitate student learning – implications for clear goals, training, support.
d. Align textbooks, reading books and teaching materials to learning goals and curriculum.
To ensure that all graduates have the necessary skills to succeed in the labor market and contribute to society, we support governments to:
a. Develop cognitive, socio-emotional, and interpersonal skills.
b. Facilitate graduates’ access to productive jobs and opportunities for development throughout life.
c. Partner with other sectors, including the private sector, to ensure that schooling is relevant to society and the labor market.
The Skills Development Sector Framework Document aims to guide the work carried out by the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDBG) alongside the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in the development of skills throughout the human life cycle. Skills are developed throughout life with specific skills being developed at different degrees of intensity and in different places at each phase of the life cycle. This Sector Framework Document (SFD) presents five challenges to skills development at five key stages of life: infancy, childhood and preadolescence, adolescence, young adulthood, and adulthood and offers guidance on the IDBG’s efforts to help LAC countries promote skills development and lifelong learning as a strategy to ensure that citizens can contribute productively to society, improve their well-being, and be good citizens. It proposes five lines of action: (i) ensure that individuals have equitable access to high-quality and relevant learning opportunities throughout life; (ii) strengthen quality and relevance assurance mechanisms; (iii) consolidate and develop better funding and cofunding mechanisms to the improve efficiency, effectiveness, and coverage of skills development opportunities; (iv) leverage the use of technology to increase access and equity to skills development opportunities and to improve the efficiency of skills development systems; and (v) actively promote the generation and use of evidence to inform decisions on skills development.