World Bank. 2016. “Bridge International Academies.” 119876. The World Bank.

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June 15, 2018 - 1:26pm

Critical Commentary

Angela Okune: This 2016 brief by the World Bank showcases Bridge International and its education model. The brief states that Bridge is "the first educational organization to address the problem of quality at scale, allowing it to invest heavily in research and technology and to focus relentlessly on learning." The World Bank (together with tech philanthropic organizations like Chan-Zuckerburg and other tech VCs from Silicon Valley) have invested heavily in Bridge and demonstrate the convergence of World Bank development ideology, tech philanthrophy and tech capital. Silicon Valley organizations appear to be increasingly better at spreading neoliberalism than even the World Bank.