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KIX Observatory: Teacher Training and Support in Africa during the COVID-19 Pandemic

This report synthesizes available evidence on the policies and practices of 40 sub-Saharan African (SSA) partner countries of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) with respect to teacher training and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. The synthesis was conducted using rapid scoping reviews, evidence mapping, and the team’s expert knowledge of health and education issues in Africa. In addition to examining country responses to teacher training and support, this report identifies challenges countries encountered in meeting the needs of teachers during the COVID-19 period, and emerging areas of research focus. A series of recommendations are presented in the final section.

This report is one of several outputs of the Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX) COVID-19 Observatory, which aims to provide policymakers in GPE partner countries with actionable evidence to inform their decisions.

It has been developed with the intent to encourage and promote a culture of knowledge and evidence sharing about policy- and practice-level education interventions in response the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as targeted recommendations.