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)
Published
Topic(s)
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
School Management - Safe Schools and Learning Environments

The Framework for reopening schools, was originally published jointly by UNICEF, UNESCO, the World Bank, the World Food Programme, and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)in June, and it provides practical, high-level guidance on how to reopen. As more countries move in that direction, lessons are beginning to emerge on what is working. These emerging lessons are summarized below, following the four main dimensions of the Framework (safe operations, focus on learning, wellbeing & protection, and reaching the most marginalized) 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.