REPORT LAUNCH: Covid-19 and the non-state education sector: Innovation in the face of precarity

Date: 14 Oct 2021
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Event Type: Report Launch

Thursday 14 October, 1pm-2pm BST

The non-state schools sector (which includes low cost private schools as well as schools run by communities and NGOs) is an important component of global education capacity. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, around 1 in 5 primary school children, and 1 in 4 secondary school children, were educated in the sector, often including those from the very poorest communities. Yet, as the pandemic has demonstrated this provision is vulnerable to external shocks.

This research produced by Global Schools Forum and Education Development Trust provides new evidence and insights on the experience of non-state school provision during the pandemic, drawing on a global survey of school operators, and qualitative fieldwork in schools in India, Kenya and Nigeria.

Join us to hear more about the key findings of the research – and a discussion on what needs to happen next to improve the resilience of the sector and keep children learning.

Moderator: Priyadarshani Joshi, Global Education Monitoring Report, UNESCO


  • Joel Mullan, Global Schools Forum
  • Elnaz Kashefpakdel, Education Development Trust
  • Andaleep Alam, Office of Global Insight & Policy, UNICEF
  • Jane Aik, Opportunity International Edufinance
  • Further speakers tbd