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Mabruk Kabir

Education Researcher (Teachers)

Mabruk is an education researcher with UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, supporting the Teachers for All program in Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to UNICEF, he was with the Education Global Practice of the World Bank Group, working to improve the access and quality of basic education, skills development, and higher education. His portfolio mainly covered the South Asia Region (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India) and fragile, conflict, and violence-affected contexts (Afghanistan, Yemen). He previously worked with the Bank's Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) network – a division working on issues of poverty, trade, gender, and governance – in addition to a number of civil society organizations in the field. Mabruk is a final year PhD Candidate in Comparative and International Education at the University of Toronto, holds a Master of Global Affairs from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University.


Teachers for All: Improving primary school teacher deployment in Zambia

Teachers for All: Improving primary school teacher deployment in Zambia

The equitable and effective deployment of teachers is critical to achieving quality education for all. However, the uneven distribution of teachers – both across and within schools – contributes to significant disparities in class sizes and learning conditions. Recognizing the critical role that teachers play in learning, the Government of Zambia has committed to addressing teacher allocation through large-scale teacher recruitments. This report aims to provide policymakers an overview of the magnitude and distribution of teacher shortages, and inform ongoing efforts to address teacher shortages and improve teacher allocation.