The live online event will have Kristalina Georgieva (CEO, World Bank), Claver Gatete (Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Government of Rwanda), Wendy Kopp (CEO & Co-Founder, Teach For All), Sri Mulyani Indrawati (Minister of Finance Indonesia), Winnie Byanyima (Executive Director of Oxfam International) and Farah Mohamed (Chief Executive Officer, Malala Fund (moderator)) as Speakers.
In a recent report released in September, World Bank had warned of a learning crisis. The report highlighted that in rural India, just under three-quarters of students in grade 3 could not solve a simple two-digit subtraction, and by grade 5 half could still not do so. Half of Grade 5 students in rural India faced difficulty in reading text at the level of the grade 2 curriculum, which included sentences in the local language.
In New Delhi, India, in 2015, an average grade 6 student performed at a grade 3 level in math. Even by grade 9, the average student had reached less than a grade 5 level, and the gap between the better and worse performers grew over time.
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