The economic consequences of COVID-19 are likely to squeeze household budgets even further and reduce families’ capacity to fund their children’s education, or, in some instances, force them to make other difficult sacrifices (including cutting back on food or other necessities) to afford education.
While regular public school teachers may be relatively safe from significant wage reductions following COVID-19 in many parts of the world, the structure of the teacher labor market will likely play an important role in the impact of the shock on the education system as a whole. Private schools...
With developing countries in an economic crunch, education policymakers may be facing cuts to their budgets. In part two of our series on education finance we’re examining the biggest-ticket item in most education budgets: teacher salaries.
Despite calls to increase education spending in the wake of COVID, policymakers will have to make difficult tradeoffs. To help donors & policymakers facing touch decisions, a new CGD series will examine the evidence on COVID-19's impact on education finance.
Most of us have been living with closed schools and some version of lockdown for four months now. For all the reimagining of education in the 21st century, nobody predicted that the greatest disruption of all would come from a virus. As education policymakers all over the world grapple with distance...
Alongside our tracker of education policy responses by national governments, we’ve started to track what international development partners are doing in education in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools may be closed, but the costs of running education systems continue and may even increase
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