Global Health

Here's how COVID-19 affected education – and how we can get children’s learning back on track

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Nearly 147 million children missed more than half of their in-person schooling between 2020 and 2022. Image: Unsplash/Taylor Flowe

Douglas Broom
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A graphic showing the deepening learning crisis.
COVID-19 has had a huge impact on children and their education. Image: UNICEF

A graphic showing estimated impacts of COVID-19 on learning poverty.
‘Learning poverty’ has increased because of the pandemic, the World Bank says. Image: World Bank


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A graphic showing that by the end of 2020-21 school year, students were on average five months behind in math and four months behind in reading.
Children from lower-income households have been hit hardest by the pandemic when it comes to education. Image: McKinsey

A graphic showing opportunities to make education more inclusive, effective and resilient that it was before the crisis.
World Bank efforts to boost education post-pandemic are reaching over 400 million students. Image: World Bank
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