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Build Forward Better: how to prepare now to respond more effectively to crises’ impact on education

By Bushra Zulfiqar, Global Education Director & Emma Wagner, Head of Education Policy & Advocacy, Save the Children “Because we dream of a better future, because we want to succeed, we want your support to make our voices heard and … Continue reading

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Reflections on the COVID-19 second wave in India

By Chandni Jain and Priyadarshani Joshi, GEM Report Far worse than the first one, the second wave of Covid-19 in India devastated the country, and made national and international headlines. Neighbouring countries especially Nepal – with which it shares an … Continue reading

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How effective is online teacher training? Evidence from Armenia during the Covid-19 pandemic

By Armen Nurbekyan, Gevorg Minasyan and Naneh Hovanessian, Central Bank of Armenia The COVID-19 pandemic led to a massive shutdown of in-person education across the world forcing teachers and students to adapt quickly to a “new normal” of online learning. … Continue reading

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Inclusion is key to building education ‘back better’ but policy gaps remain

By Susan Nicolai, Senior Research Fellow, ODI Extensive calls to ‘build back better’ are being made in response to the continued impacts and restrictions brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. For education, with close to half the world’s students still … Continue reading

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Global Education Meeting commitments in the wake of COVID-19: where do we stand?

By Silvia Montoya, Director, UNESCO Institute for Statistics Since the first school closures in March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented education systems with unprecedented challenges. The declaration of the Global Education Meeting (GEM) in October 2020 captured the concerns … Continue reading

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One-third of countries are not taking action to help children catch up post COVID-19

By Manos Antoninis, Director, Global Education Monitoring Report and Silvia Montoya, Director, UNESCO Institute for Statistics. According to a new UNESCO, UNICEF, World Bank and OECD global survey of national education responses to COVID-19 school closures done in collaboration with … Continue reading

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How we educated Palestinian refugee students during Covid-19 lockdown

By Nesrin Al Hasan, Principal  Truth be told, we are used to emergencies. I am the principal of a school in one of the largest Palestine refugee camps in Lebanon. The camp was set up just after 1948 during the … Continue reading

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Supporting vulnerable adolescent girls to continue their education should be prioritised in recovery plans for COVID-19

By Kath Ford, Young Lives Substantial progress has been made in educating girls and young women in low- and middle-income countries over the last few decades.  The 2020 GEM Gender Report estimated that 180 million more girls have enrolled in … Continue reading

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The impact of COVID-19 school closures and stress on adolescent mental health in Kenya

By Jessie Pinchoff, Karen Austrian, Faith Mbushi, Population Council & Julie Mwabe, Kenya Executive Office of the President, Policy and Strategy Unit “I had anxiety because we left school when we were just about to sit for the exams, and … Continue reading

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Have we underestimated the number of students affected by school closures?

By Silvia Montoya, Director, UNESCO Institute for Statistics The COVID-19 pandemic has not only brought the loss of many lives and severe pressures on health systems, it has also had a severe and negative impact on livelihoods of disadvantaged people … Continue reading

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