From Learning Recovery to Education Transformation

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Bank Group (WBG), UIS
What is it?

The joint report presents findings from the fourth round of the Survey on National Education Responses to COVID-19 School Closures, administered between April–July 2022 with responses from Ministries of Education in 93 countries. It explores how countries are progressing in the RAPID actions to recover learning: Reach every child and keep them in school; Assess learning levels regularly; Prioritize teaching the fundamentals; Increase the efficiency of instruction; and Develop psychosocial health and wellbeing.

The report also offers longer-term policy directions and measures towards education transformation as the magnitude of the challenge, learning recovery must be transformational to be effective and sustainable.

Read the blog From Learning Recovery to Education Transformation: What needs to happen to recover learning post-COVID and transform education for the better


Over the past three years, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought profound disruptions to children’s learning and overall wellbeing, exacerbating the pre-existing learning crisis. Urgent action is needed to recover learning and build education systems back better to achieve SDG 4.