Joint COVID R3

3rd Iteration of the Survey on National Education Responses to COVID-19 School Closures

As part of the coordinated global education response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UNESCO, UNICEF, and the World Bank have collaborated with OECD for the third round of the survey designed for ministries of education to better understand their responses to school closures and subsequent re-openings at the inception of 2021.

The survey aims to generate inputs to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on various aspects related to the education systems, as well as the policies implemented to assess and remediate them, including strategies to ensure equity and safe reopening of schools for all.

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English - French - Russian - Spanish - Arabic


The survey questionnaires are available in the following languages:

OECD questionnaire (Excel)


To assist in the completion of the 3rd iteration of the survey, a glossary is available in English, French, Spanish, Russian and Arabic.


Data files are publicly available :

  • Database and codebook from the survey  third round of data collection (Excel)
    • UIS - forthcoming
    • OECD - forthcoming
  • Codes (do-files): forthcoming

Stay tuned for our next webinar on 23 June 2021!

Understanding the Impact of COVID-19

On 1 February 2021, the UIS hosted a webinar, Understanding the impact of COVID-19, dedicated to the 3rd iteration of the survey and focused on its content and the main education aggregates which it is tracking.

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Video: English, French, Spanish*

* Solo audio. Tenga en cuenta que la interpretación en español comienza en el minuto 1:16