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COVID-19 has fuelled a global ‘learning poverty’ crisis

The pandemic saw empty classrooms all across the world. Image: REUTERS/Marzio Toniolo

Joao Pedro Azevedo

Lead Economist, World Bank

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Remote learning is much less common in lower-income countries. Image: World Bank
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COVID-19 is exacerbating learning poverty worldwide. Image: World Bank
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