Where are we on education recovery?
Taking the global pulse of a RAPID response.
Two years into the COVID-19 global pandemic, education has been seriously disrupted. In response to this crisis, the global priority remains to ensure every child is supported so they can return to school and catch up on lost learning.
Recognizing the need to accelerate education recovery with urgent, at-scale action, this joint report by UNICEF in partnership with UNESCO and the World Bank highlights staggering levels of learning loss globally and takes stock of the measures being taken by countries to mitigate learning losses as schools reopen. Based on a survey of 122 UNICEF country and fundraising offices administered in early March 2022, the report presents the importance of and progress made in five key actions for education recovery, the RAPID:
Reach every child and retain them in school;
Assess learning levels;
Prioritize teaching the fundamentals;
Increase catch-up learning and progress beyond what was lost; and
Develop psychosocial health and well-being so every child is ready to learn.