Ideas to Action:

Independent research for global prosperity

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CGD's work in this area seeks to better understand the sources of global learning gaps and to identify solutions to help close these gaps.

While primary school enrolment levels have increased dramatically in recent decades, this progress has not been matched by equivalent gains in learning. Millions of children in the developing world leave school without basic literacy and numeracy skills. CGD seeks to better understand what causes this learning gap and to identify policies and ideas to help end the global learning crisis.