No justification now for keeping schools closed in view of COVID-19: World Bank Education Director

There is no justification now for keeping schools closed in view of the pandemic and even if there are new waves, closing schools should be the last resort, according to the World Bank’s Global Education Director Jaime Saavedra. Learning poverty in India is expected to increase from 55% to 70%…

COVID-19 pandemic fuelled rise in child sexual abuse online: report

The Global Threat Assessment report 2021, by WeProtect Global Alliance, launched on Tuesday, said COVID-19 had contributed to a significant spike in child sexual exploitation and abuse online. The findings show that in the past two years, the reporting of child sexual exploitation and online abuse has reached its highest…

Coalition releases Research Brief

End Education Exclusion: RESUME and RENEW Education for 26 Crore Children! September 5, 2021 The National Coalition on Education Emergency has released a Research Brief (in English Hindi हिंदी and in Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ). This research brief summarizes research studies conducted across India and selected international studies between early 2020 and…

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Shocks to education and policy responses

COVID-19 pandemic has already had profound impacts on education by closing schools at all levels almost everywhere; now, the damage will become even more severe as the health emergency translates into a deep global recession. This note describes the shocks hitting education systems and outlines how countries can respond to…