What Have We Learnt? 

Overview of findings from a survey of ministries of education on national responses to COVID-19*

As part of the coordinated global education response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UNESCO, UNICEF and the World Bank conducted a Survey on National Education Responses to COVID-19 School Closures. In this joint report, the results of the first two rounds of data collection administered by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) were analysed. They cover government responses to school closures from pre-primary to secondary education.

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Executive summary available in FrenchSpanishRussian, and Portuguese

UNESCO press release

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Bank would like to thank all the ministries of education that contributed to this data collection effort. These survey results enable the sharing of experiences and good practices during the world’s largest global experiment in education. We would also like to thank the contributors to the UNICEF Education Thematic Fund for their support and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) for the support provided through their accelerated funding response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

*To cite: UNESCO, UNICEF and the World Bank (2020). What have we learnt? Overview of findings from a survey of ministries of education on national responses to COVID-19Paris, New York, Washington D.C.: UNESCO, UNICEF, World Bank