COVID-19 Learning Loss and Recovery: Panel Data Evidence from India

AbstractWe use a near-representative household panel survey of ∼19,000 primary-school-aged children in rural Tamil Nadu to study the extent of ‘learning loss’ after COVID-19 school closures, the pace of recovery in the months after schools reopened, and the role of a flagship compensatory intervention introduced by the state government. Students…

The Effect of the Covid-19 Pandemic and Economic Distress on Education: A View from the Margins

This study indicates to three critical points – (1) the educational situation is different for children who are marginalised – they face a historical and infrastructural deprivation along with a social one, (2) this influences both girls and boys, but girls bear a brunt only because they are girls –…

‘Public Expenditure on Children – An Analysis of Pre and Post Covid period across 14 Indian States’

This report by the Centre for Budget and Policy Studies (CBPS), Bangalore analyses public expenditure on children in the age-group of 0-18 yrs during the pre and post pandemic period. It argues for greater attention to their needs to build resilience and compensate for the losses they have suffered.

Supporting Children’s Learning in the Foundational Stage

“Covid-19 Recovery and Early Years’ Education – Supporting Children’s Learning in the Foundational Stage” has been prepared in the context of the current Education Emergency due to the long spell of school closure resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. It builds on the guidance provided in the publication ‘A Future at…