October 30, 2008

Education is central to development and a key to attaining the Millennium Development Goals.  It is one of the most powerful instruments for reducing poverty and inequality and lays a foundation for sustained economic growth.  The World Bank’s strategic thrust is to help countries integrate education into national economic strategies and develop holistic education systems responsive to national socio economic needs. The World Bank is committed to help countries achieve  Education For All (EFA) and, through Education for the Knowledge Economy (EKE), build dynamic knowledge societies.