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World Bank Launches Learning Poverty Target in Support of SDGs

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Wayuu children are pictured inside a classroom in the village of Pessuapa, Colombia. The village is located on La Guajira peninsula near the border with Venezuela, territory home to the indigenous Wayuu people.
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The World Bank has adopted a Learning Poverty Target that aims to cut the global rate of learning poverty by at least 50% by 2030, with “learning poverty” defined as the percentage of ten-year-olds who cannot read and understand a simple story.

The World Bank’s estimates show that 53% of children in low- and middle-income countries and 80% of children in poor countries cannot read and understand a simple story by the end of primary school. This represents “the leading edge of a learning crisis that threatens countries’ efforts to build human capital and achieve the SDGs,” the Word Bank notes………………..