Latin America and the Caribbean get digital education boost

WASHINGTON (CMC) – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank have announced a set of coordinated actions to accelerate learning by enhancing the digital transformation of education systems in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

As part of a shared vision of promoting sustainable and inclusive growth, the two institutions will coordinate activities on the US$512 million that they are currently investing to boost the region’s digital transformation of education systems.

These joint efforts will focus on improving access to connectivity, devices, educational platforms, and digital skills development for students and teachers.

They said as a result, over 3.5 million students, more than 350,000 teachers, and 12,000 schools will be beneficiaries in 16 countries. Furthermore, an additional investment of US$400 million is planned to promote this agenda in the next two years.