January 24

The Lasting Scars of Education Losses in Latin America and the Caribbean

Robert Taliercio O’Brien, Luis Benveniste, Vincenzo Di Maro, Leonardo Gasparini, Sergio Olivieri, Emanuela Di Gropello

COVID-19 will leave undeniable lasting consequences for generations as a core component of national strategies to contain the spread of the virus was to close schools temporarily. The interruption was not minoron average, Latin American schools remained closed for almost one year and a half. There is great concern over the future economic cost of these closures. 

The crisis generated significant learning losses, which, if not remediated, will also cause a spike in dropout rates.

Source: World Bank Blogs (link opens in a new window)

Coronavirus, Education