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Tackling the Global Learning Crisis

By exacerbating a pre-existing "learning crisis," the COVID-19 pandemic has undermined many developing countries' long-term economic prospects. Even in the face of today's fiscal constraints, immediate action to improve educational outcomes has become an urgent priority.

NEW HAVEN – Education has emerged as one of the most consequential casualties of the pandemic. According to estimates from UNESCO, around 1.6 billion students across more than 190 countries were forced out of school at the peak of the crisis.