Situation analysis on the effects of and responses to COVID-19 on the education sector in Southeast Asia: Sub-regional report

Case Studies & Research
108 p.

This sub-regional situational analysis provides a snapshot of the educational responses and effects of COVID-19 across East Asia based on a comprehensive desk-review of qualitative and quantitative evidence, complemented by key informant interviews with relevant education officials, local authorities and teachers across three countries in the sub-region (Indonesia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam). The situation analysis considers the direct effects of school closures and reopening and identifies their impact on learners, their families as well as on the overall education system. The objectives of the analysis are: 1) to assess and estimate the various impacts of the COVID-19 epidemic on the education sector and stakeholders in Southeast Asia; 2) to examine policy and financial implications on progress towards achieving SDG 4-Education 2030; and 3) to identify examples of promising responses and strategies in education and associated social sectors, which can be shared with other countries.

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