The global education crisis is even worse than we thought. Here's what needs to happen

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School closures have halted many children's education. Image:  Jerry Wang/Unsplash

Ellinore Ahlgren
Education Consultant, World Bank
João Pedro Azevedo
Lead Economist , The World Bank
Jessica Bergmann
Education Researcher , UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti
Matt Brossard
Chief, Education, UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti
Gwang Chol Chang
Chief of Education Policy Section, Division of Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems, UNESCO Education Sector
Borhene Chakroun
Director, Division for Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems, UNESCO Education Sector
Marie Helene Cloutier
Senior Economist, World Bank
Suguru Mizunoya
Senior Advisor, Statistics and Monitoring (Education), UNICEF New York HQ
Nicolas Reuge
Senior Adviser Education, UNICEF Headquarters
Halsey Rogers
Lead Economist, Education Global Practice
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The average learning loss standardized by the length of the school closure was close to 100% in Low- and Middle-Income countries, and 43% in High-Income countries, with a standard deviation of 74% and 30%, respectively.
Share of learning expected in one school year standardized by length of closures. Image: World Bank Blogs

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