Survey on National Education Responses to COVID-19 School Closures

This survey by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Bank seeks to collect information on national education responses to school closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The questionnaire is designed for Ministry of Education officials at central or decentralized level in charge of school education. The questionnaire does not cover higher education or technical and vocational education and training. Analysis of results will allow for policy learning across the diversity of country settings in order to better inform local/national responses and prepare for the reopening of schools.

The survey will be run on a regular basis to ensure that the latest impact and responses are captured. In light of the current education crisis, the COVID-19 education response coordinated by UNESCO with our partners is deemed urgent.

  • A first wave of data collection started in May and lasted until mid-June 2020.
  • A second wave of data collection is undergoing until end of July.

We would like to thank all of you who participated and help the global community better understand the impact of the pandemic!

First round of data collection (April to mid-June)

The first round of data collection was completed in mid-June.

You can now access key results!


You will find here various documents for this wave, as well as some outcomes from the survey


The survey questionnaire was available online in English, French, Spanish, and Russia. The questionnaires are available for all languages:

Second round of data collection (undergoing)

The second round of data collection is now open!

Complete the survey online by 30 July 2020

You can also download the questionnaire, complete it and submit it to by 30 July 2020