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One-third of countries are not taking action to help children catch up post COVID-19

By Manos Antoninis, Director, Global Education Monitoring Report and Silvia Montoya, Director, UNESCO Institute for Statistics. According to a new UNESCO, UNICEF, World Bank and OECD global survey of national education responses to COVID-19 school closures done in collaboration with … Continue reading

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Have we underestimated the number of students affected by school closures?

By Silvia Montoya, Director, UNESCO Institute for Statistics The COVID-19 pandemic has not only brought the loss of many lives and severe pressures on health systems, it has also had a severe and negative impact on livelihoods of disadvantaged people … Continue reading

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Counting the cost of COVID-19 on learning in rural Kenya

By Dr Junaid Mubeen, Director of Education at Whizz Education Learning loss has floated into the lexicon of educators, as we reckon with the consequences of COVID-19 on students’ academic progress. It can be defined in multiple ways. At Whizz … Continue reading

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Mission: Recovering Education 2021

By Stefania Giannini, Robert Jenkins and Jaime Saavedra 🔊 Listen to this blog When your house is on fire, you don’t worry about how big it is, the colour of the paint on the walls, or whether the kitchen is … Continue reading

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How will countries make up for lost learning during the pandemic?

🔊 Listen to this blog As one lockdown week morphs into another, the learning of millions of students continues to be disrupted. UNESCO figures show, on average, two-thirds of an academic year has been lost worldwide due to COVID-19 school closures. The learning loss is enormous. The … Continue reading

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Christophe: A COVID-19 learning hero for blind learners in Burkina Faso

Christophe Oulé became blind when he was 43. “It did not happen immediately,” he said. “It took six months. At first, I felt useless. When I first knew, I told myself, a person who is blind has no access to … Continue reading

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Innovations in the assessment of learning proficiency in Africa

By Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS); Hilaire Hounkpodoté, PASEC Coordinator; and Martin Gustafsson, Researcher, Research on Socio-Economic Policy (ReSEP), University of Stellenbosch The Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) indicators dealing with learning proficiency have … Continue reading

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Prepared for the Future: A new indicator that combines completion with learning

English / Español New global indicator will provide a simple, comprehensive measure of progress towards the education goal, SDG4. By Silvia Montoya, Director, UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) and Manos Antoninis, Director, Global Education Monitoring Report The Sustainable Development Goal … Continue reading

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South Asia’s progress in tracking basic numeracy with a new assessment

By Steffi Elizabeth Thomas, Senior Research Associate, Pratham Education Foundation-ASER Centre, India and Waqas Imran, Data Analyst, Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA), Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), Pakistan There has been a global shift in focus towards the quality of education under … Continue reading

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A new comparable learning assessment designed in the Global South, For the Global South: Exploring the ICAN 2019 Findings

By Ketan Verma, PAL Network and Hannah-May Wilson, Education Partnerships Group Ambika’s house was built with red bricks and a corrugated steel roof and had spectacularly clear views of the Himalayas. We visited her village to understand whether children went … Continue reading

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