Remote Learning during COVID-19: Lessons from Today, Principles for Tomorrow

Date: 18 Nov 2021
Time: 3:30pm

Event Type: Report Launch

18 November 3:30pm GMT

This November 18th, in advance of World Children’s Day (November 20th), the World Bank is launching two reports “Remote Learning During the Global School Lockdown: Multi-Country Lessons” and “Remote Learning during COVID-19: Lessons from Today, Principles for Tomorrow”. These twin reports were developed at different times during the pandemic and are complementary. The first one follows a qualitative research approach to understand the perceptions of education experts from 17 countries regarding the effectiveness of remote and remedial learning programs implemented during COVID-19 school closures. The second one uses mixed-methods to analyze how countries implemented different remote learning strategies, whether or not these strategies were taken-up and what available evidence suggests about the effectiveness of remote learning during this period. It presents lessons that policymakers can draw on as they strive to reimagine learning.

The World Bank is organizing a high-level roundtable discussion among policymakers and NGOs from different regions to launch these reports. The event will include Jaime Saavedra, the World Bank’s Global Director of Education, and a panel of international experts who will reflect on the evidence presented in these reports but also and how the lessons they contain can be used for a resilient learning recovery. The Global Education Practice team has chosen to do this event on World Children’s Day to highlight the central importance of learners.

The event will be available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.


  • Carolina Campos, Vozes da Educação and Associate Researcher CPRE/Teachers College, Brazil
  • Rukmini Banerji, Pratham Education Foundation, India
  • Baela Raza Jamil, CEO of Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA), Pakistan
  • Fiorella Haim, General Manager, Plan Ceibal, Uruguay
  • Jaime Saavedra, Global Director of Education, World Bank
  • Conrad Sackey, Chair of Teaching Service Commission, Sierra Leone