Over the past three years, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought profound disruptions to children’s learning and overall wellbeing, exacerbating the pre-existing learning crisis. Urgent action is needed to recover learning and build education systems back better to achieve SDG 4.
From Learning Recovery to Education Transformation, a new joint report by UNESCO, UNESCO Institute for Statistics, UNICEF and the World Bank, presents findings from the fourth round of the Survey on National Education Responses to COVID-19 School Closures, administered between April–July 2022 with responses from Ministries of Education in 93 countries. It explores how countries are progressing in the RAPID actions to recover learning: Reach every child and keep them in school; Assess learning levels regularly; Prioritize teaching the fundamentals; Increase the efficiency of instruction; and Develop psychosocial health and wellbeing.
Given the magnitude of the challenge, learning recovery must be transformational to be effective and sustainable. The report therefore also offers longer-term policy directions and measures towards education transformation.
To download the full report, click here.
To download the Executive Summary, click here.