On September 25, 2006, Ajay Chhibber, Director of the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group, chaired a panel at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC. on the findings and message of the book Efficient Learning for the Poor: Insights from the Frontier of Cognitive Neuroscience wrote by Helen Abadzi and publish in June 2006. A B-SPAN video on the panel can be watched at the World Bank Group Website.

(From The World Bank Group Website)

Description: The basic skills of reading and arithmetic are essential to the Millennium Development Goals because they confer such great advantages in learning and work. Yet in low-income areas, these abilities may be developed slowly, and are challenged by environmental and instructional factors. Efficient Learning for the Poor: Insights from the Frontier of Cognitive Neuroscience aims to provide innovative educational solutions, using research on how the human brain learns and retains information. (read more here)

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