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Schoolkids in Kinshasa. Photo by Dominic Chavez, World Bank.

Equity-Focused Approaches to Learning Loss during COVID-19

Even in the best-resourced and highest-performing education systems, most COVID responses in education will end up by privileging better-off children. In developing countries, where far fewer children have access to secondary education, and where learning opportunities are heavily defined by quality education in the early years, COVID presents an especially stark equity challenge.