The Status of Learning at Home, Challenges and Coping Strategies During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Experiences from Two Urban Informal Settlements

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, about 1.6 billion learners (94% globally) from pre-primary to higher education were affected by the partial or total closure of schools (UN, 2020). As shown in Table 1, projections from UNESCO 2020 show that 23.8 million (10.9 million in primary and secondary school) children, adolescents and youth are at risk of dropping out of school globally due to the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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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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