Demand for education is soaring. The number of higher education students is projected to more than double by 2025. Most of this growth will come from the emerging markets. While the number of children out of school globally may have dropped sharply during the 1990s, it remains unacceptably high in some regions, especially for girls. Meanwhile, youth unemployment continues to grow globally, even as employers report difficulty in finding workers with the right skills.
The evolving situation of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the resulting uncertainties are of great concern for the World Bank Group. Given the growing health considerations and to prioritize safety of all participants, we have decided to postpone the IFC 9th Global Education Conference scheduled to take place on May 27–28, in Mexico City, Mexico. The new dates are October 28–29, and the conference will still take place in Mexico City.
The impact of IFC clients in Health and Education in 2018:
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