Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, most governments worldwide have implemented policies to contain the disease's spread. While incurring high economic costs, restrictive procedures such as schools' closures and the changes of learning methods risk hindering effective learning during the pandemic and the progress made towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4).
The Survey of National Education Responses to COVID-19, jointly conducted by UNESCO, UNICEF, the World Bank, and most recently the OECD, has collected information on this shifting education landscape through two iterations in 2020 which was captured in an initial report. Responses to the third iteration in February-April 2021 are captured in the current joint report. The survey is coordinated and administered by the UNESCO Institute of Statistics.
Up-to-date information on the impacts of policy interventions and responses at the global level is needed to support subsequent educational planning and programming to deploy effective learning strategies.
Please join us on 13 July 2021 at 11:00 - 13:00 EDT for a webinar to present the report of the latest results obtained during the most recent data collection. We invite you for an in-depth discussion of the findings that highlight the latest snapshot of the COVID-19 impact on education systems as well as the policies implemented to assess and remediate them, including strategies to ensure equity and safe reopening of schools for all. This 120-minute webinar will include panellists from UNESCO, UNICEF, OECD, and the World Bank. A moderator will facilitate the discussion, and a Q&A session will follow.
The webinar will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation in French and Spanish, conducted through the Zoom webinar platform. Access the Concept Notefor more details on the webinar. Please register here.