Latin America and the Caribbean are facing the greatest educational crisis in their recent history. On Thursday, June 2 at 12:00 PM EDT, join in the call for a commitment to education recovery, organized by the the World Bank, Inter-American Dialogue, UNICEF, and UNESCO.
While many schools have reopened, the education crisis is not over for the more than 170 million students who experienced one of the world’s longest school closures.
Today, nearly all students in Latin America and the Caribbean have regressed in their learning, representing a loss of more than a decade in the region’s educational gains. But not all children have been affected equally: the youngest and poorest have been hit the hardest.
If left unaddressed, collective learning losses will harm Latin America and the Caribbean for decades to come, exacerbating inequalities and jeopardizing economic growth.
The severe educational impacts resulting from Covid-19 demand urgent, coordinated, and scaled actions to rescue the present and future of the region’s children and youth.
On April 4, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted its yearly event on remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean, “Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2018.” The event brought together a panel of experts for a discussion of 2018 remittance flows, the outlook for 2019, and issues influencing the marketplace.