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Shamshad Akhtar, Vice-president for the Mid East and N. Africa region World Bank (video)

Shamshad Akhtar discusses how achieving quality education is a major challenge in the Arab world. She explains that the World Bank provides financial and advisory support in order to optimise economic returns. She identifies the value of implementing international best practices for effective education transformation, confirming that the colloquium facilitated valuable insights in this regard from Ireland, Poland, Mexico and Finland. She mentions the need to adopt effective assessment systems and for the importance of strong political leadership to provide concensus regarding education.