What’s Next? Lessons on Education Recovery
Findings from a Survey of Ministries of Education amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic
Co-operation and Development (OECD) have collaborated in the third round of the Survey
on National Education Responses to COVID-19 School Closures, administered by the UNESCO
Institute for Statistics (UIS) and OECD to Ministry of Education officials. The questions
covered four levels of education: preprimary, primary, lower secondary and upper secondary.
While the first two rounds of the survey were implemented during the periods May–June
and July–October 2020, respectively, the third round was implemented during the period
February–June 2021. In total, 143 countries responded to the questionnaire. Thirty-one
countries submitted responses to the OECD (“OECD survey”) and 112 countries responded
to the UIS (“UIS survey”). Seven countries responded to both surveys. In these instances,
the more complete set responses were used in analysis.
Published on July 13, 2021