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Sector Framework Education

Effective teaching and learning for all children and youth in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Education Initiatives

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.

Equitable access

Ensure access to high-quality and relevant learning opportunities throughout life for all.

Strengthen quality

A quality education also needs relevance assurance mechanisms.

Better funding mechanisms

to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and coverage of skills development opportunities.

Leverage the use of technology

to increase access and equity to skills development opportunities and to improve the efficiency of skills development systems.

Evidence-based approach

Actively promote the generation and use of evidence to inform decisions on skills development.

Skills Development Sector Framework Document

This document surveys Bank lending operations designed to fight poverty and enhance social equity, with emphasis on recently approved projects with innovative components. It also surveys a broad range of poverty-related non-lending activities carried out by the Bank over the past two years.

Working papers
Educational Indicators_ What's to Be Measured_ [2218419].PDF
Dec. 31, 1999
Working Paper
Children's Advancement Through School in Brazil_ The Role of Transitory Shocks to Household Income [788195].PDF
Dec. 31, 1999
Working Paper
Does Child Care Pay__ Labor Force Participation and Earnings Effects of Access to Child Care in the Favelas of Rio [788203].PDF
Dec. 31, 1999
No Education, No Good Jobs_ Evidence on the Relationship between Education and Labor Market Segmentation [35226469].PDF
Dec. 31, 1999

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