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.

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 Paused Classrooms – Research report – Orissa RTE Forum and Save the children

Download the report here Nutritious food through school midday meal not available Children feel isolated, anxious, bored, uncertain and experience fear and grief Due to pandemic related economic stress, households are forced to send children for wage work. Girls being married at young age A large percentage of students do…