The Impacts of COVID-19 on Education Spending in Africa and Possible Recovery Pathways

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This working paper discusses the impacts of COVID-19 on government spending on the education sector in Africa. It does so by presenting a comprehensive picture of education expenditure over the 2017-19 period, which, combined with analysis of the macroeconomic and fiscal effects of the pandemic together with recent survey information from education ministries, allows for estimating the trajectory over the 2020-22 period. The paper also reviews evidence of education funding gaps and opportunities for the continent.

The Impacts of COVID-19 on Education Spending in Africa and Possible Recovery Pathways
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UNICEF

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