In 2020, the global workforce lost an equivalent of 255 million full-time jobs, an estimated $3.7 trillion in wages and 4.4% of global GDP, a staggering toll on lives and livelihoods. While vaccine rollout has begun and the growth outlook is predicted to improve, an even socio-economic recovery is far from certain.
The choices made by policymakers, business leaders, workers and learners today will shape societies for years to come. At this critical crossroads, leaders must consciously, proactively and urgently lay the foundations of a new social contract, rebuilding our economies so they provide opportunity for all.
In this context, the Forum remains committed to working with the public- and private sectors to provide better skills, jobs and education to 1 billion people by 2030 through initiatives to close the skills gap and prepare for the ongoing technological transformation of the future of work.
COVID-19 has impacted discipline in children, with the impacts of isolation and home-schooling presenting new challenges for teachers as students return.
Sierra Leone and Rwanda see investing in education as key to their economic strategies. Many other countries are cutting education budgets to save money.
Post-pandemic, we need to make up for more than 2 trillion hours of lost learning through local expertise and global commitments to fix this education crisis
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