Disruptions Due to School Closures

Disruption Due to School Closure

The extent of global school closures has evolved over time and varies greatly between countries.

Key findings on school closures and the use of remote learning measures are highlighted in the vizualizations below.

Click on the key findings below to access interactive visualizations that allow you to explore the data by region, income level or country.

School Closures

School closures have been substantial and uneven across countries – in lower-middle-income countries, schools remained closed for an average of 115 days and counting as they remain shut.

High-income countries’ schools closed for half the time that schools remained shut in low- and middle-income countries

Poorer countries reported the longest average duration of closures, widening the learning gap between countries

Remote Learning Modalities