Financing Education in Africa during the COVID-19 Pandemic

This report synthesizes available evidence on the education priorities of 41 African partner countries of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) in responding to the impacts of COVID-19, and how these countries have financed their responses. It also addresses how these measures are meeting the education needs of vulnerable and marginalized children, especially girls, children with disabilities and those living in hard-to-reach areas. It identifies education financing gaps and challenges, and emerging evidence on what education systems in these countries are experiencing as a result of COVID-19 and persistent funding constraints. The report concludes with five recommendations for GPE partner countries and development actors. […]

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