Education, Skills and Learning

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

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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