An Overview of Emerging Country-Level Responses to Providing Educational Continuity Under COVID-19: What’s Working? What Isn’t?

This report describes national policy and strategy responses for ensuring educational continuity in the context of widespread school closures implemented as a result of the Covid19 pandemic. The study focuses on a selection of high-income and low-income contexts deemed to be of greatest interest to the EdTechHub (including key stakeholders from the Department for Education and the Department for International Development).

The selected countries regions and countries included in the study are as follows:

  • East Asia: China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea
  • South Asia: Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal
  • Sub-Saharan Africa: Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Ghana

The research highlights evidence on the current and rapidly changing status of national policy and strategy responses to date. The report examines key themes emerging from these policy and strategic responses and reflects on which are working, and which are not working so well. The nature of the evidence and material available at this stage of the crisis makes firm conclusions hard to reach, but despite this, the report concludes with a set of recommendations supported by the literature as it currently stands

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