The World Bank’s global learning platform has gone live. The e-Institute led by theWorld Bank Institute will offer practitioners a virtual classroom to share high quality learning and knowledge resources.
The new platform is in recognition of the fact that many development practitioners around the world do not have easy access to quality learning while available courses are usually not customized to local realities and potential participants have no budget to travel to a central location.
As a result, many struggle with problems similar to their peers in other developing countries but have no platform to connect with each other and get feedback on their issues and concerns.
Taking advantage of new technologies, this learning experience will be affordable, innovative, and practitioner-focused while the e-Institute will provide a portal – http://einstitute.worldbank.org/ – with a calendar to view the e-course offerings, monthly webinars, online learning communities, interviews, and multimedia.
Through the platform, the Bank aims to reach out directly to policy makers, civil society organizations, media, parliaments, private sector, academic and youth.
The e-Institute will also collaborate with key partners including national and regional training institutes and networks, think tanks, and universities.