Where Are We on Education Recovery?
From 3-11 March 2022, a pulse survey was administered through UNICEF country offices and UNICEF national committees to assess the extent to which countries were effectively engaged in learning recovery. A total of 122 country responses were provided in consultation with ministries of education officials.
This report builds on the survey’s results and other sources to present the importance of and progress made in five key actions for education recovery: tracking the number of children that are back in school (Reach and Retain); measuring students’ current learning levels (Assess); adjusting the curriculum to focus on fundamentals (Prioritize); implementing remediation and catch-up programmes at scale to address learning losses (Increase); and providing additional measures for children’s well-being (Develop). The report also looks at sustainable financing to not only recover but also transform education. By taking stock of the measures currently being implemented by countries, this report aims to spur countries into accelerating further action for learning recovery. The report also highlights some existing and equally alarming data reflecting a lack of investment in addressing the staggering levels of learning loss globally.