The World Bank seeks to help countries achieve a number of specific goals,including:
- Quality learning for all. Quality basic education is a minimum threshold for poverty reduction and a foundation for further education and training.
- Skills and knowledge for growth and competitiveness. The Bank helps countries link education policy to labor market outcomes and meet the growing demand for secondary, tertiary, and vocational education.
- Education systems for results. The Bank helps countries develop the tools and knowledge to improve learning outcomes by measuring learning outcomes thorough monitoring and evaluation, as well as implementing accountability, governance, effective financing, and system-wide reforms.