The Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR) is pleased to announce its webinar, Resilience and Inclusion in Education: Bridging the Learning Gap in the Pakistan Development Policy Series, in collaboration with the World Bank. The webinar is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 29th of March 2022 from 5:00-6:30 PM (PST).
The Pakistan Development Policy Series is a series of discussions inviting debate on key development policy issues relating to Pakistan’s economic and social growth, with the aim of finding solutions through engaging multiple stakeholders including government representatives, leading specialists, representatives from the private sector and civil society. This webinar aims to understand the effects of the pandemic on the education sector and outline cost effective interventions for immediate learning recovery.
The webinar included a panel discussion, chaired by Dr. Ijaz Nabi (Chairperson CDPR, and Country Director, International Growth Center Pakistan) and Dr. Jaime Saavedra (Director, Global Education Practice, World Bank). The panelists included:
  • Koen Geven (Economist at the World Bank)
  • Rachel Glennerster, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, and ex-Chief Economist at FCDO
  • Shahram Tarakai, Minister for Education, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  • Riaz Kamlani, Executive Vice President, The Citizens’ Foundation
  • Sabrin Beg, Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Delaware (Moderator)
The panel discussion was guided by the following points of discussion:
  • What strategies can be employed to re-integrate drop-outs into the formal schooling system?
  • What can an effective strategy for remedial learning look like in Pakistan?
  • How can we improve the current system of remote learning to build resilient systems by establishing learning continuity between the home and school environments?
  • How can government initiatives address gender-related inequalities in re-integration and learning loss?
  • How can stakeholders in the wider ecosystem be leveraged to provide learning solutions to address learning loss?