U.S. Government COVID-19 International Basic Education Response
The COVID-19 pandemic devastated the education sector. School closures have disrupted learning for more than 1.6 billion students around the world. Responding to the impact of COVID-19 on the education sector requires utilizing coordinated technical expertise across the U.S. Government (USG).
The USG COVID-19 Basic Education Response Paper highlights the collective impact of the USG response to COVID-19 related to education access, attendance, retention, and learning. It also examines the successful elements of responses and looks at how they can be incorporated into forward-thinking foundational principles in educational programming as we build back better.
Learn more about USG responses in:
- Addressing barriers to school participation and learning.
- Ensuring a safe return to learning, especially for the most marginalized.
- Engaging partners and leveraging the private sector.
- Building more resilient and equitable education systems and societies with the capacity to better manage future shocks and prevent development backsliding.
Use the USG Support to Basic Education Map for details on programs and activities around the world.