Digital Learning for Every Child: Closing the gaps for an inclusive and prosperous future

Policy brief, September 2021


Pre-Covid-19, half of the world’s children were already unable to read a simple text by the age of 10. School closures have deepened pre-existing learning disparities, within and among countries, due to inequities in access to technology. This brief summarises research findings and provides actionable recommendations for how to equitably scale up digital learning and provide children and young people with the skills to improve their prospects and safeguard their well-being. It pinpoints solutions for education systems’ use of digital and blended learning anchored in a sound pedagogical approach and urges the G20 and other countries to overcome the barriers that limit the potential benefits of digital learning.

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Mathieu Brossard; Marta Carnelli; Thomas Dreesen; Daniel Kardefelt Winther; Celine Little

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