The COVID-19 Crisis and its Impact on Global Education

  • R Research Project/Report/Study

? Activity Status: Unknown

Key Information

In August 2020, ActionAid surveyed 130 teachers working in 82 schools in Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somaliland and Zimbabwe. Teachers were asked questions so we can further understand the impact of Covid-19 on children’s education globally. The questions had 6 categories: education provisions during school closures, the impact of school closures, the economic impact of the school closures, the impact on school funding, the return to school, and inclusive education.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


East Asia & Pacific, Latin America & Caribbean, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa

Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somaliland, Zimbabwe

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


2020 -


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation



Not applicable or unknown

COVID-19 Response

New for COVID-19

Geographic Scope

Global / regional

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • School facilities


  • Literacy
  • Numeracy

Cross-cutting areas

  • Adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • COVID-19 Response
  • Early/child marriage
  • Emergencies and protracted crises
  • Food/water security
  • Nutrition

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys (both in school and out of school), Girls (both in school and out of school), Youth


5 - 18

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary
  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • Community mobilization
  • Technical assistance/capacity building to civil society organizations or governments

Policy/legal environment

  • Advocating changes to existing laws/policies
  • Raising awareness about existing laws/policies

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved academic skills (literacy and numeracy)
  • Increased grade attainment
  • Increased re-enrolment in school among out-of-school children
  • Reduced absenteeism
  • Reduced grade repetition

Cross-cutting goals

  • Improved maternal, newborn, and/or child health (MNCH)
  • Improved sexual and reproductive health
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms
  • Reduced adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Reduced child marriage
  • Reduced poverty/increase household well-being

Additional Information Back to Top

Primary Contact

ActionAid International