Creating a true edtech-friendly learning environment is far from easy, as many families, communities, schools and countries are finding out in real time. It requires education ministers to assess their own system’s weaknesses with brutal honesty, policymakers to find funding to fix them and educational leaders to mobilize both public and private sectors to pitch in. To help countries navigate that challenge, the World Bank is developing the Global Edtech Readiness Index, which will help policymakers to assess how ready their ecosystems are to roll out edtech solutions, in service of equitable and quality learning experiences, at scale.
As we work towards reimagining education to promote quality and equitable learning at scale, ensuring countries are ready to leverage EdTech must be at the core of our strategy. This Index is a good first step for helping countries get ready to effectively roll out EdTech solutions.