Evidence

Topic(s)
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Report

Best evidence on supporting students to learn remotely

Published by
Education Endowment Foundation

The EEF's rapid evidence assessment examines the existing research (from 60 systematic reviews and meta-analyses) for approaches that schools could use, or are already using, to support the learning of pupils while schools are closed due to Covid-19. 

English
Report

Distance Learning in the Arab World: Report on the Response of Arab Countries to Educational Needs during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Published by
United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Office (UNESCO)

Arab countries found themselves forced to choose between two options, either to use distance learning or don’t provide education at all. After three months of distance learning, it was necessary to evaluate this experience in its various aspects and  identify the most critical challenges faced, in addition to providing solutions.

Arabic
English
Report

Emerging lessons from country experiences in managing the process of reopening schools

Published by
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Office (UNESCO)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
World Bank
World Food Programme (WFP)

As more countries move in that direction, lessons are beginning to emerge on what is working. These emerging lessons are summarized below and highlighting country examples. Sharing these lessons as they develop can help countries strengthen their reopening plans, and ultimately improve the chances of a successful and safer return to in-person learning for all children.

English
Report

Overview of emerging country-level response to providing educational continuity under COVID-19: What's working? What isn't?

Published by
Education Development Trust (formerly CFBT)
UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)
EdTech Hub
,
UK Department for Education

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 COVID-19 pandemic. The study focuses on a selection of high-income and low-income contexts deemed to be of greatest interest to the EdTech Hub (including key stakeholders from DfE and DfID).

English
Manual/Handbook/Guide

Planning for School Reopening and Recovery After COVID-19

Published by
Center for Global Development

The short and accessible briefs collected here draw on rigorous evidence relevant to the COVID-19 emergency to formulate recommendations for policymakers on five critical dimensions of school reopening and recovery.

English
Report

Schooling disrupted, school rethought: How the Covid-19 pandemic is changing education

Published by
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The report looks at how the Covid-19 pandemic is changing education and is based on a survey conducted between 25 April and 7 May 2020 that received responses from government officials, education administrators, teachers, and school administrators in 59 countries.

English
Spanish
Portuguese
Report

The Effect of Covid-19 on Education in Africa and its Implications for the Use of Technology

Published by
EdTech Hub
,
eLearning Africa

This report, and the survey findings behind it, provides a unique insight into the perspectives of EdTech experts regarding the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on education in Africa. It is based on the findings of a survey of the eLearning Africa network, which attracted approximately 1650 responses from respondents in 52 countries in Africa.

English
Report

The Hidden Impact of COVID-19 on Children's Education

Published by
Save the Children

Save the Children launched a global research study to generate rigorous evidence on how the COVID-19 pandemic and measures implemented to mitigate it are impacting children’s health, nutrition, learning, wellbeing, protection, family finances and poverty and to identify children’s and their families’ needs during these times.

English
Report

What are the lessons learned from supporting education in conflicts and emergencies that could be relevant for EdTech-related responses to COVID- 19?

Published by
Education Development Center (EDC)

This report explores lessons from conflict and education in emergencies (EiE) seeking evidence-informed recommendations for policy makers that can help in the global response to Covid-19. The report explores transferability from EiE contexts to non-EiE Covid-19-affected contexts.

English
Report

What does the research suggest is best practice in pedagogy for remote teaching?

Published by
Education Development Trust (formerly CFBT)
UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)
,
UK Department for Education, EdTech Hub

This report provides a rapid evidence summary of what is known about best practice in teaching when school students are educated by distance learning.

English
Report

COVID-19 and Female Learners in South Sudan: The impact of school closures in Juba, Rumbek, Kapoeta, Torit and Pibor

Published by
Oxfam

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting closure of South Sudan’s schools in March 2020 exacerbated many of the challenges female learners face in pursuing an education. Research found that increased poverty, domestic care work, early and forced marriage, and teenage pregnancy would make it difficult for female learners to return to schools when they reopened in May 2021.

English
Report

Young Children and the Pandemic: UNICEF Early Childhood COVID-19 Response in East Asia and Pacific

Published by
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

This report summarizes the impact of the COVID-19 disruptions on early childhood development in countries across East Asia and the Pacific in terms of the five dimensions of the Nurturing Care Framework. It proposes priorities for stakeholders and policy-makers towards achieving the fourth Sustainable Development Goal, which is inclusive and equitable in nature.

English
Report

Research Findings on the Situation of and Impact of COVID-19 on School Going Girls and Young Women in Uganda

Published by
Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) Uganda Chapter

This report contains findings of a study commissioned by Forum for African Women Educationalists Uganda Chapter to estimate the prevalence of early marriages and adolescent pregnancies among school going girls during the COVID-19 pandemic in Uganda and investigate the drivers of engagement in sexual activity among school going girls and young women during the COVID-19 pandemic.

English
Report

Understanding the Impact of Covid-19 on Education in Jordan

Published by
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
,
Exigo

In response to the shift to remote learning in Jordan since March 2020, this report analyses the findings of a research project on the impact of Covid-19 on education one year after the first cases of Covid-19 were recorded in the country.

English