Join us for a presentation of the WDR 2018 in Brussels | 18/01/2018

Education has long been critical to human welfare, but it is even more so in a time of rapid economic and social change. The best way to equip children and youth for the future is to give them strong foundational skills that will allow them to learn throughout their careers and their lives. Despite big global gains in access to education, many children around the world are leaving school unequipped with even foundational literacy and numeracy skills, let alone higher-order 21st-century skills. Many middle-income countries lag far behind as well.

Please join us to a presentation on “LEARNING to Realize Education’s Promise,” the topic of the World Bank’s World Development Report 2018, to be co-hosted by the World Bank, the Belgian Development Cooperation, the European Commission and

When and where

  • 18 January 2018, 10:15 - 12:00 (registration opens at 9:45 am)      
  • Egmont Palace, Bibliothèque
    Place du Petit Sablon 8 bis
    1000 Bruxelles



Alexander De Croo, Belgium's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation


Stefano Manservisi, Director General, International Cooperation and Development, European Commission

Presentation of the World Development Report 2018

  • Deon Filmer, Co-director of WDR 2018, World Bank
  • Halsey Rogers, Co-director of WDR 2018, World Bank


  • Dirk Van Damme, Head of the Skills Beyond School (SBS) Division, Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD
  • Dennis Sinyolo, Senior Coordinator, Education and Employment Unit, Education International
  • Adam Tyson, DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission (tbc)


Please register HERE

Seats are limited
Refreshments will be served