AEWG 2020: Year In Review
2020 marked the sixth full year of the Accelerated Education Working Group (AEWG), a year marked by global challenge and innovation. It has been a year that the AEWG, working to improve the quality of Accelerated Education (AE) globally, has thrived as a leader in the broader provision of education for out-of-school children and youth.
The COVID-19 pandemic, which left 1.6 billion children out of school worldwide, meant the world needed to rapidly scale up flexible education options to reach all learners. This global need mandated us to leverage our expertise in accelerating learning to provide guidance for donors, implementers, and education systems to help all learners catch up when schools reopen. Thanks to the agility of our working group, we were able to pivot to develop much needed principles, tools, and guidance to fill this gap.