Joint COVID R4

4th 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 fourth round of the survey designed for ministries of education to better understand their responses to school closures and subsequent re-openings at the beginning of 2022.

The objective of this fourth wave is to collect up-to-date information on the education policy interventions and global responses to the pandemic between 2020 and 2022 and support subsequent educational planning and programming to deploy effective learning strategies. It also aims to enhance the focus on the lessons learned from the pandemic, in particular in the digitalization of education.

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The survey questionnaires are available in the following languages:

Please send all survey responses or questions and comments to

Read the report of the 4th round of the survey here.


Download the databases from the survey’s fourth round of data collection: