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Digital Learning for Every Child: Closing the Gaps for an Inclusive and Prosperous Future
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
New York | 2021 | 20 p.
Matt Brossard; Marta Carnelli; Stephane Chaudron; Rosanna Di-Gioia; Thomas Dreesen; Daniel Kardefelt-Winther; Céline Little; Jean Luc Yameogo
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© UNICEF 2021

Pre-COVID-19, half of the world’s children were already unable to read a simple text by the age of 10. School closures have deepened pre-existing learning disparities, within and among countries, due to inequities in access to technology. This brief summarises research findings and provides actionable recommendations for how to equitably scale up digital learning and provide children and young people with the skills to improve their prospects and safeguard their well-being. It pinpoints solutions for education systems’ use of digital and blended learning anchored in a sound pedagogical approach and urges the G20 and other countries to overcome the barriers that limit the potential benefits of digital learning.


Resource Type: 
Policy and strategy materials
Case studies and research papers
Social justice / Equity
Inclusive / Diversity
Sustainable development / Sustainability / Environmental
Level of education: 
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
Primary education
Secondary education
Non-formal education


Digital learning; COVID-19; Pandemic; Inclusive learning; Quality education