This publication highlights the need for the foundational education sector (kindergarten to grade 12, or K-12) to adapt to emerging challenges and explores ways of doing so. It is copublished with Queensland University of Technology.
Early adoption of information and communication technology (ICT) can allow developing countries in Asia and the Pacific to move from labor-intensive, natural resources-based to knowledge-based economies.
A study of how PPPs have been employed by ADB developing member countries in Asia and the Pacific identified seven initiatives that adopted the underlying principles of PPP in developing and delivering ICT for education services.
Open educational resources made their appearance in early 2002 as a promising tool for enhancing the quality of and access to education and were perceived to have the potential to reduce costs by reusing learning materials.
Preparing and executing a transition to K–12 requires political commitment and financial investment as well as enough human resources capable of planning, developing, implementing, and sustaining a complex reform.