Financing education in Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic

This report synthesizes available evidence on the education priorities of 41 African partner countries of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) in responding to the impacts of COVID-19, and how these countries have financed their responses. It also addresses how these measures are meeting the education needs of vulnerable and marginalized children, especially girls, children with disabilities and those living in hard-to-reach areas. It identifies education financing gaps and challenges, and emerging evidence on what education systems in these countries are experiencing as a result of COVID-19 and persistent funding constraints. The report concludes with five recommendations for GPE partner countries and development actors.

This report is one of several outputs of the Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX) COVID-19 Observatory, which aims to provide policymakers in GPE partner countries with actionable evidence to inform their decisions.

It has been developed with the intent to encourage and promote a culture of knowledge and evidence sharing about policy- and practice-level education interventions in response the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as targeted recommendations.


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