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May 5

Groundbreaking New Tools Advance Measurement of SDG 4

Analysing the long-term impacts of COVID-19 on learning in sub-Saharan Africa helps governments to measure learning progress towards SDG 4.

COVID-19 has disrupted school education around the world. School closures have forced teachers and students into their homes and countries to find ways to deliver remote learning and adapt curricula and assessments. The pandemic has also created additional barriers for the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4: education for all.

The COVID-19: Monitoring Impacts on Learning Outcomes (MILO) project was designed to analyse the impact of COVID-19 on learning outcomes in mid-2021 and to evaluate the effectiveness of distance learning mechanisms used during school closures. The MILO project focused on the learning outcomes of children at the end of primary school in six countries in Africa – Burkina Faso, Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Senegal and Zambia.

Photo courtesy of Jhon Dal.

Source: ACER (link opens in a new window)

Coronavirus, Education, Impact Assessment
governance, SDGs
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