AEWG 2021 Year in Review
The ripple effect of the COVID-19 pandemic continued to impact education throughout 2021. At the start of 2022 over 616 million learners remain affected with ongoing school closures and disruption to both formal and non-formal education programs globally. We know, from previous crises, that the most marginalized children are the hardest hit by school closures and that many children and youth may never return to school. It is estimated that 24 million additional students may drop out of education. In 2021 the AEWG continued to leverage our expertise in accelerating learning to guide donors, implementers, and education systems to help all learners catch up as schools reopen and the full impact of the pandemic is realized.