Monitoring Learning Outcomes: Towards Understanding the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted all areas of life. An increased reliance on home educational resources have caused substantial disruptions to learning for many children and are exacerbating learning inequities. The ambitious education goals of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda are threatened by nationwide and localised school closures around the world.

The Monitoring Impacts on Learning Outcomes (MILO) project has examined reading and mathematics outcomes in 6 countries in Africa, in order to capture the effect of COVID-19 on learning and to evaluate the effectiveness of distance learning mechanisms implemented during school closures.

Date: 21 January 2022

Time: 13:00-16:00 (CET)

The webinar :

  • presented the Monitoring Impacts on Learning Outcomes (MILO) project methodologies and pilot activities held in 2021
  • gave the perspective of the pilot countries 
  • gave an overview of the SDG learning proficiency values and trends in Africa 
  • discussed important questions around measurement accuracy



Silvia Montoya, UNESCO Institute for Statistics

Maurice Walker, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Martin Gustafsson, University of Stellenbosch

Hilaire Hounkpodote, CONFEMEN


Burkina Faso

Cote d'Ivoire

Patrice Manengeri, Bureau de la Planification des Statistique de l'Éducation

Serge Kyelem, Ministry of National Education

Joseph Désiré Kauphy, Directeur de la Veille et du Suivi des Programmes




Dr Assumpta Matei, Kenya National Examination Council

Massar Diop, Ministère de l’éducation nationale

Shadreck Nkoya, Examinations Council of Zambia

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