This survey by the 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) seeks to collect information on national education responses to school closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is designed for ministry of Education officials at central or decentralized level in charge of school education. Analysis of results will allow for policy learning across the diversity of country settings in order to better inform local/national responses and prepare for the reopening of schools. In light of the current education crisis, the COVID-19 education response coordinated by UNESCO with our partners is deemed urgent.
The survey is conducted on a regular basis to ensure that the latest impacts and responses are captured:
- A first wave of data collection started in May and lasted until June 2020
- A second wave of data collection lasted from July to October 2020
- A third wave of data collection lasted from February to April 2021
Thanks to all who participated and help the global community better understand the impact of the pandemic!