Digital Learning for Every Child

Closing the gaps for an inclusive an prosperous future. Policy brief for the G20 Task Force 4 “Digital Transformation

A young girl takes online classes and develops projects on her laptop, at home.


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.

Digital Learning for Every Child
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