As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the globe, our statistical community has been facing new challenges. During these trying times, countries need data more urgently than ever before to plan and monitor emergency response efforts, and prepare for medium- and long-term mitigation and recovery strategies, statistical operations and other office activities are seriously disrupted or interrupted.

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), together with partners, has been collecting data since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This survey by UNESCO, UNICEF, the World Bank, and the OECD seeks to collect information on national education responses to school closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This survey covers a variety of topics to capture the latest impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the operation of education statistics planning units, their responses, and their needs for financial and technical support.

This survey collects up-to-date information on the most essential education variables for immediate use, and to monitor the structural changes that may remain after the COVID 19 pandemic.