COVID-19 has worsened the existing global learning crisis, with 53% of children in low and low-middle income countries in Learning Poverty.
With massive school closures, Learning Poverty could increase to 63%, meaning 72 million more primary age kids will be among the learning poor.
Le problème est particulièrement préoccupant dans les pays en situation de fragilité, de conflit et de violence.
Education is a major development issue. The World Bank's Jaime Saavedraoffers an insight into 'learning poverty' and what needs to be done to improve the quality of education and teaching.
We expect children to have basic reading and writing skills - but studies have shown that in low and middle-income countries, more than half of children cannot read and understand a simpl...