Education and employment are the keys to reducing inequality and encouraging development, yet significant barriers to access prevent meaningful change. COVID-19 has had the dual effect of allowing more flexible entry points to learning, while making the technology gap ever wider and exposing deficiencies in the telecommunications system. BCIU is poised to help accelerate the labor transition and ensure that all those along the skills curve can receive proper training and education to help fill roles for the jobs of tomorrow. As the future of work is rapidly changing, we are forging public and private partnerships through convenings that help outline tangible action steps to empower economies by creating inclusive and productive labor forces.


September 2022: BCIU United Nations General Assembly Panel in New York on Reskilling and Rethinking the Transition to the Green Economy.



Offsetting the Pandemic Fallout: 6 Ways to Support Women in the Workforce

Before COVID-19 struck, many organizations were advancing solutions to address the roadblocks that hold women back. We were making progress. Not enough and not fast enough, but the trend was positive. Then, suddenly, a once-in-a-lifetime global health emergency turns the world upside down, and our workplaces face a confluence of crises. In the past year, the issue of gender parity has become particularly acute, and the inequities in our places of employment are taking a brutal toll on women.


3 Questions in 3 Minutes with Mr. David Malpass, President of the World Bank Group

In this segment of our “3 Questions in 3 Minutes” video series, World Bank Group President Mr. David Malpass provides insights on the World Bank’s mission, it’s priority focus on combating climate change, and what “international understanding” means to him.


Three Things to Watch in Global Digital Technology Policy

Over the past twenty years, digital technologies have brought deep transformation to our industries and economies. They have contributed to U.S. economic growth and      competitiveness. More recently, digital tools and technologies have enabled resilience      amidst the disruptive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing people to connect, communicate, work, shop and learn virtually. Digital transformation is likely to only       accelerate, as policymakers look for ways to strengthen economic resilience and boost economic recovery in a post-pandemic world.

Case Study

Case Study

Closing the COVID-19 Education Gap


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